Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Luísa Maita comes to North America

One of my favorite new Brazilian singers is making her way to the US and Canada next month, the first time she's touring out of Brazil. Read Cumbancha's press release below to find out when the Lero-Lero star is playing near you.

Luísa Maita - "The New Voice of Brazil" - to tour North America in November

Debut Tour Begins November 3rd - Dates Listed Below

”Maita can set a love song to a martial arts rhythm; evoke harsh realities of ghetto life with gentleness and dry-eyed humanity; and most of all, use her fluid versatile voice and a rich musical heritage - from samba to jazz and pop - to make it all feel like one coherent whole. If Maita keeps making records this good, she could well be on her way to international stardom.”

Luísa Maita, hailed by NPR's All Things Considered as "The New Voice of Brazil", will tour the US, Canada and Mexico this November. The tour, which starts on November 3rd in New York City, brings the acclaimed singer to major venues across the continent, and marks the first time the São Paulo native has toured outside of Brazil.

Luísa Maita has exploded onto the international music scene since the release of her debut album Lero-Lero, released on Cumbancha Discovery this summer. Within a week of the release, Lero-Lero skyrocketed to #1 on the iTunes Latin chart and #1 on Amazon's Latin Bestseller chart. Critics from National Public Radio to Huffington Post and Rolling Stone Brazil and influential tastemaker blogs have welcomed Luísa as a fresh new talent in Brazilian music. Influential radio programs such as KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic and WBEZ's Radio M have also become enchanted with Luisa's voice, featuring her music and driving the album up the charts. One clear indication of success is that Luísa's album was released in the US on the same day as Brazilian superstar Seu Jorge's latest, yet despite her lesser name recognition, Luísa's album has consistently out sold Seu Jorge's new album on the iTunes Latino chart.

Luísa's November tour brings her quartet to a number of high profile venues including Yoshi's San Francisco, Logan Square in Chicago, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, SOBs in New York and the Conga Room in Los Angeles, not to mention appearances in Washington DC, Portland (Maine), Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Burlington, Minneapolis, Santa Cruz and Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Tickets for many venues are already on sale. The full touring schedule is below.

The discerning editors at iTunes have recently released the striking title track, "Lero-Lero" as the Single of the Week, a free download promotion that puts Luísa's music in front of hundreds of thousands of Latin music fans. Download the track here:

Luísa Maita’s tour will correspond with the release of Maita Remixed, an exclusive EP of remixes by top DJs from Brazil, Europe, the US and beyond. Download "Fulaninha (Maga Bo Remix)" here:


11-03 New York, NY
11-04 Washington D.C.
11-05 Philadelphia, PA
11-06 Townshend, VT
11-07 Burlington, VT
11-09 Portland, ME
11-10 Somerville, MA
11-11 Montreal, QC
11-12 Toronto, ON
11-13 Chicago, IL
11-14 Minneapolis, MN
11-16 San Francisco, CA
11-17 Santa Cruz, CA
11-19 Los Angeles, CA
11-20 Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Sonidos del Mundo Festival


Connect with Luísa and learn more at:
Twitter | MySpace | Facebook | Cumbancha

**Press Release by Cumbancha

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