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Bossa Nova

Phoebe Killdeer and the Short Straws

At a young age Phoebe Killdeer wanted to write and create her own music, she was already listening to what would become her main influences: Tom Waits, Art of Noise, Yma Sumac, Nick Cave, Carmen McRae… «I have a fascination with words and lyrics, the way they are such obvious simple things and yet they come alive with complexity and full with feeling depending on the way you place them and with which tone you pronounce or accentuate them.

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Marcos Valle

Marcos Kostenbader Valle (born September 14, 1943 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and record producer. His work has found success across many musical styles both within Brazil and in the rest of the world, including bossa nova, samba, incidental music for drama, and fusions of American/European rock and dance music with Brazilian styles. His brother is Paulo Sergio Valle, with whom he composed many songs. From the younger Bossa Nova generation, as well as Bebel Gilberto and others, made a large part of his career abroad.

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Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento (born 26 October, 1942) is a singer-songwriter who is considered one of the icons of Brazilian Music. Nascimento was born in Rio de Janeiro, and grew up in Três Pontas, Minas Gerais. His mother was the maid Maria do Carmo Nascimento. When he was just a few months old, the boy was adopted by the family for whom his mother had previously worked: the couple Josino Brito Campos (a banker, mathematics teacher and electronic technician) and Lília Silva Campos (a music teacher). He lived in the boroughs of Laranjeiras and Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro.

Read more about Milton Nascimento on Last.fm.

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BiD

There are several artists called Bid 1) O primeiro disco solo de BiD, Bambas & Biritas Volume 1 de 2005, juntou uma banda formada por Carlos Daffé no piano e vocal, Marku Ribas na percussão e vocal, Rocco BiD na bateria e vocal, Lula Barreto no baixo, Bruno Buarque na percussão e samplers e o próprio BiD na guitarra, craviola e vocal. A carreira de BiD começou tocando com Supla na banda Tokyo. Depois disso BiD integrou o Professor Antena e Funk como Le Gusta, que também produziu.

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Marie Claire

Marie-claire Giraud (born in Roseau, in the Commonwealth of Dominica, and raised in the Bronx, New York), more popularly known as Marie Claire or Marie-claire, is a classically-trained singer whose interests extend beyond her opera background and her Caribbean musical heritage of reggae and dancehall, into pop, hip-hop, and jazz. Jazz would probably take top billing in her second line of interests, if Giraud’s self-described major influences – Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington – are taken into account.

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Sabrina Malheiros

Described as the first contemporary Brazilian album that measures up to the Brazilian classics of the past, "Equilibria" is the debut recording from hotly-tipped singer-songwriter Sabrina Malheiros. Born in Rio 26 years ago, Sabrina presents a sublime mix of bossas and sambas with touches of R&B and electronica. "Equilibria" combines timeless Brazilian songwriting with contemporary beats to produce this year's hottest Brazilian debut.

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Elza Soares

Owner of a distinctive, harsh voice (even if considering the conspicuous Armstrong mannerisms), Elza Soares is one of the most swinging samba singers, the peak of her success achieved in the late sixties. Soares always had her artistic career complicated by her personal life, which certainly impeded her of enjoying a more widespread popularity. Soares lived in extreme poverty throughout her childhood and teens.

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