Brazilian vocalist Luísa Maita will be revisiting North America in the summer of 2012 with her popular mix of samba, alternative pop and downtempo electronica. Luísa Maita will be promoting new material from her forthcoming album to be released in early 2012.
Luísa Maita has been hard-working since the release of her much-admired debut album Lero-Lero on Cumbancha Discovery in 2010. In 2011, Luísa won the Best New Artist award at the Brazilian Music Awards, the top music awards in the South American nation.
She was featured both on-screen and in the soundtrack for the movie Estamos Juntos directed by Tony Venturi, performing a revamped version of her hit song “Lero-Lero”.
Luísa Maita also embarked upon her first European tour playing at the renowned festivals Musicas do Mundo (Portugal) and Nuits du Sud (France). Earlier this year she appeared on the prestigious tribute album for Caetano Veloso alongside Marcelo Camelo, Devandra Benhart, Ceu, Mariana Aydar, Jorge Drexler and others.
July 2012 Tour Dates
THU July 19 Minneapolis, MN Dakota Jazz Club
FRI July 20 Chicago, IL Mayne Stage
SAT July 21 Cambridge, MA Regatta Bar
SUN July 22 Burlington, VT TBA
TUE July 24 New York City, NY City Winery FREE
THU July 26 Montreal, QC Théåtre Rialto
FRI July 27 Phoenix, AZ Musical Instrument Museum
SUN July 29 Pasadena, CA Levitt Pavilion FREE
MON July 30 Santa Cruz, CA Kuumbwa Jazz Center
TUE July 31 San Francisco, CA Yoshi’s Jazz Club
WED Aug 1 San Diego, CA Anthology
Author: World Music Central News Department
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