One of Brazil’s most popular contemporary artists, Maria Rita returns to the old continent for the first time since 2010
One of Brazil’s most popular contemporary artists, Maria Rita returns to London for the first time since 2010 with her intimate duo concert ‘Voz & Piano’, accompanied by pianist Rannieri Oliveira. The show is said to be a return to her roots, weaving between bossa, samba and jazz.
The audience can expect several hits, including ‘Grito de Alerta’, ‘Cara Valente’, ‘Pagu’, ‘Over The Rainbow’ and ‘Vida de Bailarina’, as well as classics from her late mother, Elis Regina, one of the most respected and important Brazilian singers ever, giving the evening a special, nostalgic feel. Maria Rita only started singing aged 24 years. According to herself, she didn’t do it before because of the pressure of being the daughter of someone as great as Elis Regina.
Her first album, released in September 2003, sold more than a million copies. She won the 2004 Latin Grammy Awards for Best New Artist in the General Field, Best Song in Portuguese (“A festa”) and her debut album Maria Rita won the Best MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) Album award for that year. She won in 2006 two additional Grammy’s Latinos – Best MPB Album and Best Brazilian Song, with “Caminho das Águas”, authored by Rodrigo Maranhão.
She has recorded eight albums to date, the most recent being ‘Amor e Música’, released in January 2018. In the beautiful setting of the multi award winning Union Chapel, expect a night to remember in this very special London venue.
When: 4 september – 20h
Where: Union Chapel – Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN, Reino Unido
You can check out her complete biography and more about her works and tours at her blog.