Released On: Jul 12, 2005
Released By: Yellow Productions / Tommy Boy
Brazilian chanteuse Salomé de Bahia has been creating swirling melodies for over fifty years. It's your turn to experience her on 'Brasil,' her celebratory North American debut album.
From her love of various musical cultures ranging from bossa nova to African music, Parisian-based Brazilian singer, Salomé de Bahia, first began making records in 1958. Since then, she has been winning the affection of many, including Parisian producer and Yellow Productions Recording owner, Bob Sinclar. Discovering her singing at Chez Felix, a famous Parisian jazz cabaret, Salomé was soon featured on Psychodelico, the first album by Sinclar-produced Brazilian-influenced acid jazz group, The Reminiscence Quartet. The collective toured the international acid jazz scene, opening for
Brooklyn Funk Essentials' first Parisian show, appearing at the Jazz Bop festival in Brighton (with Gilles Peterson) and performing with jazz legend Tania Maria. Continuing this relationship, the two teamed up again to create 'Brasil'.
'Brasil' is a cachaza-kissed carnival of bossa nova, samba, salsa, mambo and contemporary club music. Brazilian classics "Fio Maravilha," "Lanca Perfume," "Voce Abuso," "Pais Tropical," "Fiesta Para Um Rei Negro" and "Brigitte Bardot" mix beautifully with house-infused club tracks like "Taj Mahal," "Outro Lugar" (a cover of Stevie Wonder's "Another Star"), "Cada Vez" and "Copacabana," all radiating with the voice, joy and passion of Salomé. It is sure to be a hit at any summer party. So bring it like a caipirinha, pop in a little Salomé in your CD player and get ready to visit Brasil.