Donna Maria, Electronica Meets the Soul of Portuguese Traditional Music

Portuguese band Donna Maria have released Tudo É Para Sempre…
(Different World DW5006CDVD, 2005). Donna Maria are a Lisbon based
group, featuring Marisa Pinto (vocals), Miguel A. Majer (drums) and Ricardo
Santos (keyboards and samplers). Heavily influenced by electronic music, theirs
souls are also deeply touched by Portuguese traditional music, expressed by the
use of instruments such as Portuguese guitar and accordion.Tudo É Para Sempre features Brazilian and Portuguese guest composers
and artists. There are duets with Paulo de Carvalho and Vitorino (artists well
known in Portugal), Pedro Luís e a Parede and Letícia Vasconcelos (Brazilian
composers and musicians). Help arrives also from other friend. There are
collaborations from Ciro Cruz (bass player of Gabriel O Pensador), Paulinho
Moska (one of the most recognized new generation Brazilian composers, has
honored Donna Maria with a wonderful song) and Gil do Carmo (heir of the King of
Fado – Carlos do Carmo).

Tracklisting

01. Quase Perfeito
02. Dois Lados Do Mesmo Adeus
03. Lado a Lado
04. Pão Para a Multidão
05. Sem Marcha Atrás
06. Foi Deus
07. Azulejos Voadores
08. Aqui Tão Perto de Ti
09. Estou Além
10. Agora Já É Tarde
11. A Tua Luva
12. Sempre Para Sempre

DVD:
12 Music videos (1 per track)
Interview

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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