Friday May 31, 2013
Brazilian Superstar Concert Special on WPBT2, Marisa Monte: Memories, Chronicles and Declarations of Love, June 3rd – 8PM
“Ms. Monte has a voice that caresses every note she sings and an ear for melody, whether it’s in an old samba or a Motown-flavored rock tune…her voice was pure seduction, and the audience was spellbound. And when she arrived at some rockers at the end of the set, the crowd was on its feet, singing along.” – New York Times
WPBT2 and the Rhythm Foundation proudly announce this special broadcast of a spectacular Brazilian star. Marisa Monte, a native of Rio de Janeiro, is a unique artist who combines the aura of a pop star, the elegance of a jazz diva and the roots of a samba muse. Not since the iconic generation of Elis Regina, Maria Bethania and Gal Costa has a singer so captivating and popular emerged out of Brazil. Directed by Lula Buarque de Holanda, this concert film captures the mesmerizing homecoming concert ending the 2001 “Memories, Chronicles, and Declarations of Love” tour in support of the album of the same name. With a captivating stage set by artist Ernesto Neto and featuring numerous hits like “Amor I Love You,” “Nao Va Embora,” “O Que Me Importa” and “Bem Que Se Quis,” this performance showcases Monte in all her power, grace and beauty.
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