Hailed as "the new voice of Brazil," São Paulo native Luísa Maita in fact is the latest in a long, impressive line of sultry female Brazilian singers honing samba, bossa nova, and rootsier traditions on the international cutting edge. Like Ceu and Bebel Gilberto (among recent stand-outs), Maita whips up a sophisticated blend of indigenous Brazilian sounds, jazz, Euro alt-pop, and sinuous electronica, at least in part reflecting the teeming, contemporary metropolis that is her hometown. Named after a Tom Jobim song, Maita was singing in advertisements as early as age seven, and lately was featured in a pair of videos promoting Brazil's bid for the 2016 Olympics. She arrives with a quartet for her first North American tour following the release of... More >>>