From Vagarosa (Six Degrees, 2009)
I’m not quite sure what it is about Brazilian music that makes the sun shine and evokes a sense of summertime. Maybe you’ve heard of CÃ©u, maybe you haven’t â€“ but maybe you should. This chanteuse, who has previously been nominated for a Grammy in 2007, has some serious vibes going on with â€œVagarosa,â€ out this Tuesday. â€œBubuiaâ€ lightly sways with its jaunty percussion. Meanwhile, the rest of the album features a nice blend of acoustic instrumentation but also blends in some underscored turntable effects to create a modern sound yet still keep its roots deeply planted. She wrote or co-wrote much of the album which was produced by Beto Villares.