Martinho da Vila  Brazil’s greatest living sambista
.

http://www.afropop.org/explore/artist_info/ID/466/Martinho%20da%20Vila/

Martinho da Vila is regarded as the greatest living sambista. He began
singing and composing in the late 1960s, he joined the samba
school  In Rio, samba schools are much more than musical groups,
they
are neighborhood associations, often involved in community work such as
health care and education in a country .
During Rio’s famous carnival, each samba school – with its 3 to 4
thousand singers, drummers and dancers take to the streets of the
samb�dromo, Rio’s enormous stadium dedicated to samba.

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Daniela Mercury Brazilian superstar from
Bahia
Bale Mulato ,the latest CD by the fiery singer-dancer


Daniela is from the Bahia northern coast of Brazil,famous for its samba bands,the young Daniela is a true ambassador of Carnival.Brazilian superstar from Salvador,
Bahia, a city steeped in Afro-Brazilian traditions which has also
produced Caetano Veloso, Maria
Bethnia, Olodum and Gilberto
Gil.

Mercury mixes traditional Brazilian samba with reggae. Though
Menezes is better-known in “World Music” circles after a world tour with
David Byrne, Mercury is more popular inside
Brazil, thanks to her flawless pop sensibility and unapologetic use
of electronic instruments. Her voice is a treat, supple and clear
but with a strong edge to it – full of life. She’s a
terrific dancer too, and her live shows emphasize choreography as
much as music. Her made-for-TV looks didn’t get any doors slammed
in her face, either. But her most valuable asset is her knack for
making harmonic sophistication accessible with simple hooks and
gritty rhythm arrangements, both on her own compositions and the
tunes she selects.

Daniela
Mercury is an effervescent song stylist whose full bodied voice powers
both hip-shaking, anthemic tunes and poignant romantic narratives with
unwavering conviction and passion. A larger-than-life performer,
Mercury possesses a magnetic stage personality that never fails to
enrapture and fascinate concert goers., Billboard
magazine

Sol Da Liberdade CD