Multi-award-winning singer Marisa Monte is credited with bringing samba right up to the present day by melding jazz, blues and funk rhythms into old-school samba rhythms. One of Brazil's most exciting stars in her own right and as a member of Tribalistas, bridging the gap between styles and musical generations and continuing to surprise the public with the originality and quality of her singing, composing, and staging.
Monte's voice remains transcendent as ever. Next to it, nearly all other instrumentation seems superfluousWashington Post
Her new album Portas is out on Sony here