Maria De Barros

The Village Recording Studio, 1616 Butler Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

This is a special intimate studio session concert at the world renowned The Village Studios. Featuring Maria's amazing band: Kalu Monteiro - Drums and vocalsDjim Job - Bass and vocalsZerui Depina - Cavaquinho and vocalsMitchell Long - Guitar and vocalsSandro Rebel - KeyboardsHector Torres - PercussionSpecial Guests: Ian Gottlieb - Cello and Eric Gorfain - Violin Space is limited. Get your tickets now! --Free Parking-- Doors open  at 7:00 pm Show starts promptly at 8:00 pm Standing Room only! Maria de Barros’ music transcends taste, preference and even language. It travels through countries dense with culture, picking up pieces of each along the way, combining distinct inflections of Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, France and Spain, while allowing the tradition and culture of Cabo Verde to permeate.  Melodies melt off her tongue with the same richness and maturity of a contemporary Cabo Verde club singing Ella Fitzgerald and Cesaria Evora, except that this songstress’s club is bursting with a taste of Latin spice, serving Portuguese and African cuisine to audiences swinging their hips to Maria’s sensual Morna and Coladeira beats. -“… She is an eclectic soul who is breaking through to mainstream audiences by daring to be different. … we’re so smitten with her sound.” -- Essence Magazine  -“… There’s a breezy confidence in her voice and a resolute optimism in her songs … she’s irresistible.”  -- New York Times  -“… de Barros enhanced the traditional rhythms with other elements … always enlivening them with the dark, velvet timbres of her voice, her emotive phrasing and her sheer enthusiasm for making music.” -- Los Angeles Times  -“… she effortlessly communicates joy and pleasure with her cool, lustrous voice, whether one understands the lyrics or not” -- Boston Globe