Tag Archive: Maria Bethânia

Aug 05 2011

Maria Bethânia: Amor, Festa e Devoção

Another Outstanding Performance   Love, celebration and devotion. Three nouns that characterize the sentiment of Maria Bethânia’s most recent studio efforts. In 2009 the singer from Bahia released two albums, Encanteria and Tua. The first about faith; the latter about love. The tour that supported the releases combined the repertoire of the two albums along …

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Feb 05 2010

Maria Bethânia: Tua

Romantic to the Core   Released simultaneously with Encanteria, Tua brings another side of Maria Bethânia so familiar to her countless and loyal fans. Tua is Maria Bethânia’s heart singing just for you. At least that is the impression you will have upon listening to this gorgeous album. Everything from the album cover to its …

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Feb 05 2010

Maira Bethânia: Encanteria

With Devotion   In Brazil many occasions are coloured by music. It’s how the art form easily finds its way to all layers of the Brazilian society. It’s also why tradition always takes a prominent role in the music scene of the country. Singer Maria Bethânia is without questioning the best known representative of this …

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Aug 05 2003

Maria Bethânia: Imitação da Vida

A Fundamental Recording   As cartas de amor, se há amor, têm de ser ridículas. (Love letters, if there is love, must be ridiculous – from Álvaro de Campos’s poem “Todas as Cartas de Amor São”)   Carnegie Hall, Saturday, June 20, 1998. A few twinkling lights can now be seen where there used to …

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Aug 05 2003

Maria Bethânia: Cânticos, Preces, Súplicas à Senhora dos Jardins do Céu

Contemplative   Originally recorded in 2000 as a limited release for a fundraising effort to the Nossa Senhora da Purificação church, Cânticos, Preces, Súplicas à Senhora dos Jardins do Céu is both typically Maria Bethânia and different from anything she has ever done commercially. It is typical because Bethânia’s performances carry the usual charisma and …

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