Brazilian singer Luísa Maita on tour in July

Brazilian siren Luísa Maita is returning to North America with her signature mix of samba, alternative pop and downtempo electronica. Hailed by NPR as “The New Voice of Brazil,” Luísa Maita will be previewing new material from her forthcoming album to be released in early 2012.

Luísa Maita has been busy since the release of her critically-acclaimed debut album Lero-Lero on Cumbancha Discovery in 2010. In 2011 Luísa won the Best New Artist award at the Brazilian Music Awards, the local version of the GRAMMY and she was featured both on-screen and in the soundtrack for the major motion picture Estamos Juntos directed by Tony Venturi performing a revamped version of her hit song “Lero-Lero” (check out the video here) . She 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.


Sultry, seductive and infused with that inimitable samba swing, the music of Luísa Maita embodies the modern spirit of Brazil. Inspired by the bustling urban life found in her native city of São Paulo, Luísa has quickly earned a place at the pinnacle of Brazil’s vibrant music scene.

THUJuly 19Minneapolis, MNDakota Jazz Club
FRIJuly 20Chicago, ILMayne Stage
SATJuly 21Cambridge, MARegatta Bar
SUNJuly 22Burlington, VTTBA
TUEJuly 24New York City, NYCity Winery    FREE  
THUJuly 26Montreal, QCThéåtre Rialto
FRIJuly 27Phoenix, AZMusical Instrument Museum
SUNJuly 29Pasadena, CALevitt Pavilion   FREE  
MONJuly 30Santa Cruz, CAKuumbwa Jazz Center
TUEJuly 31San Francisco, CAYoshi’s Jazz Club
WEDAug 1San Diego, CAAnthology

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