The sweet, sensual sounds of Brazilian female vocalists shine on Women of Brazil.
From Carmen Miranda's playful intensity in the 1940s and 50s and Astrud Gilberto's sultry alto in the 1960s to today's multi-talented young generation, the voices of Brazilian women have long shaped popular song worldwide. Through classic samba and bossa nova, female Brazilian vocalists have won a place in hearts across the planet.
Women of Brazil chronicles the rising stars and established voices of a scene as prolific as it is innovative, from philosophical sambas (Aline Morales's "Pra Que Sambar") to gentle electronic sounds, from the sway of bossa nova (Clara Moreno's "Balanço Zona Sul") to reggae vibes (Flavio Coehlo's "A Foto"). The musicians featured on this album take the music of greats like Caetano Veloso and Jorge Ben, and create their own unique interpretations - or craft clever new songs, often with a wink to the classic Brazilian songbook.