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Marisa Monte

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Brazilian vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Marisa Monte is widely recognised as one of the greatest Brazilian singers of her generation.

Multi-award-winning singer Marisa Monte is credited with bringing samba right up to the present day by melding jazz, blues and funk rhythms into old-school samba rhythms. One of Brazil's most exciting stars in her own right and as a member of Tribalistas, bridging the gap between styles and musical generations and continuing to surprise the public with the originality and quality of her singing, composing, and staging. 

Tagged with: Contemporary music

This concert is part of a Summer series celebrating 30 years of the EFG London Jazz Festival at the Barbican. The 30th EFG London Jazz Festival takes place this November.

Produced by Serious

‘Monte's voice remains transcendent as ever. Next to it, nearly all other instrumentation seems superfluous‘
Washington Post


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