Brazil star Vanessa da Mata makes her US debut

With a new album just out, an acclaimed tour in Europe, and talent that has overcome barriers, Vanessa da Mata is finally making her US debut with 8 presentations, starting Sept. 8 in Miami at the Faena Theater, ending Sept. 17 at the Teragram Ballroom, in Los Angeles. Check out other venues.

As a big success in her homeland, she needs no introduction to Brazilians. With a repertoire that blends samba, bossa nova, R&B, pop and reggae, her most anticipated tour in the US is a great opportunity for home seekers to dance and sing along to national Brazilian hits like “Ai Ai Ai” and “Não me Deixe Só”.

For those who are not familiar with the artist’s delicate, crystalline voice, hit play and enjoy a taste of what’s to come on her new show Caixinha de Música (Little Box Machine).

Boa Sorte/Good Luck”, a bilingual duet with Ben Harper released in 2007 (produced by super Mario Caldato, who has worked with Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson and Seu Jorge), launched Vanessa da Mata to the top of the the World Music map, earning her a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Pop Album for Sim in 2008. Since then, she hasn’t slowed down, releasing five chart-topping studio albums (2 Platinum), with several #1 hits in Brazil.

Vanessa da Mata has an incredible voice! I had the time of my life singing with her. Ben Harper

If da Mata is stopping in your city, don’t miss her show for some upbeat music made for a fun and energetic crowd, with tons of Brazil nostalgia in the air.

Angelenos will have a special treat by Brazilian Nites Productions with an opening show by Tita Lima, keyboardist Marcos Ariel and DJ Potira.


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