"Her voice is soulful and jazzy and the spirit of São Paulo gives the music a tropical edge that is vibrant and enticing." - KCRW
"Maita’s tunes are airy and infectious, and her fiercely efficient arrangements get the most from her capoeira rhythms and muscular chord changes." - The Globe and Mail
“A summer hit in the making” - FLY Global Music
"A bold, melodic, post-samba joyride" - Allmusic.com
Cumbancha is very happy to announce that Luísa Maita's long awaited debut release Lero-Lero is out today worldwide. Inspired by the bustling urban life found in her native city of São Paulo, Lero-Lero has a contemporary vibe with influences from alternative pop and downtempo electronic music melded with an acoustic foundation deeply rooted in samba, bossa nova and MPB. Lyrically, Lero-Lero captures stunning images of modern Brazil with songs that create rich and intimate vignettes of life in the South American mega-city.
Lero-Lero is currently featured on the World Music home page at iTunes and Amazon.com has an exclusive remix of the track "Fulaninha" by Brazilian DJ/Producer Maga Bo available when you buy the full mp3 album.
Buy a physical copy of Lero-Lero at Luisa's Bandcamp page and get an immediate digital download of the album in a format of your choice that includes full digital liner notes and lyrics embedded in each song file.
If you want to pick up a free track from Lero-Lero or sample the full album head here. For some more visuals check out these videos on Luisa's facebook page.
It's looking very promising that Lusia will tour North America and Europe this fall so keep in touch and look for tour dates popping up on facebook, myspace, twitter, and at her tour page at cumbancha.com.