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Maria Rita [Import]

Maria Rita Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (26 Sep 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner
  • ASIN: B0001EKZOG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 290,725 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars new Brazilian Popular Music 29 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
Maria Rita has got music in her veins, she is simply the daughter of Elis Regina, considered the best Brazilian female singer ever, and Cesar Camargo Mariano, Brazilian musician and producer, and her two brothers are into music as well. She's been continuously praised by Brazilian critics and was the musical phenomenum of the country last year. If you are familiar to Elis' voice it will give you goose bumps but the more you listen to it the more you will understand that Maria's voice is also unique, emotional, soft and precise. The record brings a good fusion of Brazilian and Latin American sounds but it has this fresh and pop appeal to it as well, so it is nearly impossible to not fall for it. A good sample of new Brazilian Popular Music, worth a try, definitely. I love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maria Rita - Buy It Now and Don't Delay 6 July 2005
Format:Audio CD
This woman has a sensational voice, fantastic small-group jazz arrangements. Melodies so sweet, passion, excitement, beautiful Portuguese words. She is a sensation. Numbers by Milton Nascimento.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW 2 Sep 2004
By ad_crumenam - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is probably not fair at all to Maria Rita, but when I first heard this I thought I was going to faint; she sounds so much like her mother, it's frightening. It's also comforting in an odd way, almost as if she's channeling her mother. I don't know if that's what she is intending to do. She has wisely stayed away from her mother's standards and definitely has her own style, but the influence is unmistakable. You don't even have to know she's related to Elis to hear Elis in her voice.

The music on its own is excellent and Maria is a very talented vocalist...very smooth. If you enjoy Brazilian music or downtempo music like Norah Jones, you will probably like this...and if you're an Elis fan, you will ADORE it.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended 8 Sep 2004
By Sarah J. Carlisle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I first heard Maria Rita on the radio during my last trip to Brazil, and my initial reaction was to ask my friend, "Is that Elis Regina". After further listening, it became apparent that Maria has her own voice in music, but one thing that she has in common with her mother is that she sings with soul. I came back to the states with the cd as a souvenier, and it has been one of my favorite albums ever since. People probably think I'm crazy, because I can't help but to crank the car stereo and sing along to every word with Maria Rita.

Maria is fantastic, and her band compliments her so well. I really like the acoustic bass, the piano player in the band is extremely tasteful. I would recommend this album to anyone.
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ghost of Elis Regina 20 April 2004
By Daniel B. Dickason - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I had the good fortune to hear Elis Regina and her genius partner in music and life, Cesar Camargo Mariano in concert. Now we have the fruit of this collaboration, their daughter Maria Rita, born in 1977. She has channeled her mother's voice, and I mean that as a compliment. I love her selection of material and the accompaniment. When I first heard this CD, I was sure her father played on it. Not so. I also am pleased that she is recording Milton Nascimento's material. Elis was one of the first to cover his tunes in the 1960's. In Brazil, they would call her a "porta bandeira," the one carrying on the legacy of her many predecessors.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great ADD ON to your music library. 4 Sep 2004
By FredericWhite - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
There's a simple reason behind MARIA RITA recently being awarded a Grammy; her vocals are wonderful even when one does not understand a word of Latin. Maria has a rare vocal gift. The texture of her voice is unique, simple and yet very captivating. The tracks on this CD are very accessible. This is a great option for true music fans to include into their world beat musical library. The CD is rich and unique. Worth purchasing.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maria Rita 9 Nov 2004
By Jobert - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album after listening to about the first couple of seconds of one of her songs. I must say, after listening to her entire album, I was extremely impressed with the talent on this album from both the singer and the musicians. This album has such depth and feeling. I was very moved with it and would recommend it to true music lovers. The kind of lovers who can appreciate REAL music. Not understanding the language is not an obstacle at all. You can feel what she is trying to say. I can see why all the awards for this album. Brilliant, just Brilliant. Bravo Maria!!
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