ADRIANA CALCANHOTTO// "I've been a fan of Mariana's since the first time I heard her sing, at the Sergio Porto Space in 1995. Her recording of "Fotografia" is anthological, one of the most beautiful I've heard in my life. I'm anxiously awaiting new albums to be recorded so I can have them at home."
LUIZ MELODIA "I really admire Mariana as a person and as an actress. She holds great promise for our music and her voice is the tuning that I needed for my guitar."
Mariana de Moraes
Born in Rio de Janeiro into a family of artists, Mariana de Moraes
is the descendent of one of the most expressive voices of Brazilian poetry. Her grandfather, Vinicius de Moraes worked with Tom Jobim and was one of the creators of Bossa Nova. Influenced by Joao Gilberto, she stands out not only for her beautiful voice and rhythmic variety, but also for widening the horizons for art. With a repertory involving research and a rare sensibility, she performs elegant recreations of Brazilian music classics, sambas from the 30s to 50s and beautiful experimentations with contemporary song.
Mariana has performed on stage with Maria Bethania, Joao Donato, Paulo Jobim, Carlos Lyra, Luis Melodia, Joao Nogueira, Dominguinhos, Edu Lobo and Bebel Gilberto among others.
She's recorded two CDs the first one with the great samba player and composer Elton Medeiros and Ze Renato, one of the most beautiful voices in Brazilian music. The CD is a live recording of the "A Alegria Continua" public-acclaimed concert that considered the best concert in the 1998 season by critics headlining for two years.
In her first solo album "Mariana de Moraes" she interprets sambas, Bossa Nova songs and North American music classics. The album was recorded in 2001 in Los Angeles and produced by pianist Guilherme Vergueiro. It was launched in Brazil in 2007 by the Lua Music label.
With her suave and incisive tone, Mariana seems to know that she's instilling her mark on old sambas with her intelligent, delicate and singular work.
So, it's important that we record and recognize her voice.