brazilian fusion // bossa

Just when you think that Brazil must have surely exhausted its supply of irresistibly jazzy, funky, sexy, soulful electro-pop singer-songwriters, a girl named CéU comes along to release an irresistible album full of samba, reggae, dub, electronica, love, heartbreak, chaos and sweet tunefulness. Her influences start with her musicologist father and spread out to genres like valsa, choro, soul, rhythm and blues, hip hop, afrobeat and electrojazz. Isn’t it obvious this deserves a spot on Aurgasm? :)

Quite a mature sound for this Brazilian songstress’ debut
CéU – Rainha
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9 Responses to “CéU”

  1. Kenji :

    actually, I think you already talked about her previously in this blog ;-)

  2. Kerry :

    When she drops out the vocals there for a minute, right before the horns drop, that bass programming is butter smooth.

  3. Matthew :

    Her cover of Bob Marley’s “Concrete Jungle” is masterful.

  4. Mokawi :

    She’s pretty big in Quebec. I think she made an appearance in the Montreal Jazz Festival.

  5. Bug :

    :d Tastes like dark chocolate.

  6. Anonymous :

    crikey, this makes my eyes water.

  7. Paul Mills :

    Artists like Ceu and Bebel Gilberto give middle-age “has beens” like me hope that music will survive the assualt of armies of no-talent, brainless automatons created by the music “industry”. Great stuff.

  8. Susana :

    Do you know that her name, translated to english, is “Heaven”?

  9. Javejavor :

    Funky, groovy, what you´d expect from a brazilian artist. Nice!