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Tanya Maria in Tanya Maria: The Beat of Brazil

Tanya Maria: The Beat of Brazil

2008 NR

Singer, composer and pianist Tanya Maria engagingly fuses Brazilian melodies and beats with American jazz in this electrifying pair of episodes from the 1980-81 jazz and blues series "Ad Lib." Songs include "It's Not for Me to Say," "Ven P'ra Roda," "Chiclete Com Banana," "Eruption," "Yatra-Ta" and "O Que E Amar." Brazilian classical guitarist Laurindo Almeida also performs on four tracks. Bonus features include a Maria biography.