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Joyce Cândido elegant samba has now a new twist: the singer has just released her first DVD by Warner Music. The inviation from the record label came right after one of Joyce's performance in Cannes, France (during the last edition of MIDEM), an event dedicated to Brazil.
At age 33, the career of the singer originally from São Paulo state, is one of the richest and diversed. As a child, she started taking piano lessons at Carlos Gomes Conservatory, in Marilia, São Paulo. Later, she graduated in music from the State University of Londrina, in Parana. Her debut in the music industry happened in 2006, with the cd “Panapaná” .
In 2008, she moved to New York city where the singer could take singing, dancing and drama lessons in Broadway Dance Center. Two years later she received an award for the best Brazilian singer in the USA, from the Brazilian International Press Awards, along with artists like Marcos Valle.
Back to Brazil, in 2011 and in Rio de Janeiro, Joyce was invited by Biscoito Fino Label to record an album, after being suggested by Chico Buarque. So, her second CD “Bom e Velho Samba Novo” produced by Alceu Maia, musician and producer of several artists such as Diogo Nogueira and Beth Carvalho. “ Joyce is not just a samba singer. She has a vast musical background. It has been years since I haven't seen a singer like that” states Alceu.
Living in Rio, Joyce started to get more and more fans like Bibi Ferreira, the greatest Brazilian theater artist, who directed her. “ It is such a plesure to work with someone who knows what she is doing, is professional and hardworking. She is a great singer, a beautiful person and she has come to stay” celebrated Bibi.
Her newly released DVD was recorded at Maison de France Theatre (RJ) and counts with special participation of João Bosco, Elza Soares, Toninho Gerais and dancer and choreographer Carlinhos de Jesus. Among the tracks there are brand new songs specially written for this DVD.
She had been in europeans tours since 2012. In her last tour, in 2016, she performed in Budapest Jazz Club, Hungria. Jazz Doc, Prague - Tcheac Republic, CC Muziek, Amsterdan - Holland, Festival Brasilônia, Colony - Germany, Le Grand Hotel, Cannes-France, Casa da Música, Porto - Portugal, Time out and B.leza, Lisbon - Portugal, Casinos ( Espinho, Chaves - Portugal), Bravo Caffe, Bologne, Italy. Joyce had performed at Midem 2014, in Cannes France, and Womex 2015, Budapest, Hungary. She is considered one of the most important voices of the new generation in Brazil.