Marisa Monte's Long Awaited Return to the US

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Tuesday April 16, 2013

From Blue Note

Brazilian Singer Marisa Monte Announces First U.S. Tour Dates in 7 Years

Following the 2012 release of O Que Você Quer Saber de Verdade, the acclaimed singer Marisa Monte has announced Verdade Uma Ilusão, her seventh international tour that will bring her to the U.S. for the first time since 2006. Recognized as one of the great Brazilian singers of our time with three Latin Grammys and more than 12 million records sold around the world, Marisa is renowned for creating a bridge between traditional and contemporary pop music. Her latest tour, which has already been seen by more than 200,000 people in 14 cities in Brazil last year, will now cross the Atlantic Ocean for a season in Europe before returning to the U.S. to perform at The Fillmore Miami Beach on June 23 and NYC’s Beacon Theatre on June 26.

‘I believe in the show not only as a listening experience, but as a multi-sensorial one, in which the visuals support the music and enhance the meaning of the songs’, explains Monte. ‘We had to take advantage of the rare privilege of being surrounded by exceptional musicians. All of them are super-sensitive and we experimented constantly until we had arrived at the solution, which worked best and served the songs. We reconstituted old arrangements and created other new ones’, she disclosed.

The line-up of musicians include Marisa’s inseparable partners Dadi (acoustic and electric guitar and ukulele) and Carlos Trilha (keyboards, backing vocals and programming), while the band also features a string quartet and the participation of the power-trio Nação Zumbi, one of the groups responsible for the revitalization of Brazilian music in the last 15 years; Pupillo (drums and cocktail drums), Lúcio Maia (electric and acoustic guitar, and sitar), and Dengue (bass). Marisa herself plays the ukelele, acoustic and electric guitar.

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