Brazilian Samba Singer Teresa Cristina's "Canta Cartola" CD/DVD Out Now; Tour with Caetano Veloso Begins

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Brazilian samba singer Teresa Cristina's album and DVD Canta Cartola is out now. Recorded live in concert at Theatro Net in Rio de Janeiro with guitarist Carlinhos Sete Cordas, it captures their acoustic performance of songs by Brazil's beloved samba-ist Angenor de Oliveira ("Cartola"). "Canta Cartola feels fully embodied," says the New York Times, "as if Ms. Cristina had written the songs herself." Today also marks the start of her eight-city world tour with Caetano Veloso, who exclaims: "Teresa develops every melody, every word, every second. It's magical."

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Brazilian samba singer Teresa Cristina's live album and DVD, Canta Cartola, is out now on Nonesuch Records. Canta Cartola was recorded at a concert at Theatro Net in Rio de Janeiro and features acoustic performances by Cristina and guitarist Carlinhos Sete Cordas. The album, which comprises songs by Brazil's beloved samba-ist Angenor de Oliveira, known as "Cartola" (Portuguese for top hat), was released digitally earlier this year. In its album review, the New York Times said: "Canta Cartola feels fully embodied, as if Ms. Cristina had written the songs herself. There's no sentimental distancing or fetishizing of the songs. She's totally engaged in them; she laughs while singing them, and she dredges the beauty out of them."

Canta Cartola is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Nonesuch Store, where orders of the CD/DVD include a download of the complete album at checkout. You can watch performances from the DVD below.

Teresa Cristina performs in support of Caetano Veloso on an eight-city tour, starting at Le Lavage de la Madeleine festival in Paris tonight and including two nights at The Town Hall in New York City on October 12 and 13. She also gives her own album-release performance at Teatro Net in São Paulo on September 18. See below for all of the currently scheduled shows; for additional details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Teresa Cristina is currently one of the best known singers in Brazil, revitalizing one of the country's most beloved musical styles, samba. The Rio concert was a tribute to Cartola and his legacy. Cristina, who has been considered an icon of samba since the beginning of her career, interprets music of the greatest names in Brazilian popular music, such as Nelson Cavaquinho, Antônio Candeia, Paulinho da Viola, and Cartola.

Cartola was born at the beginning of the 20th century and raised in a favela of Rio de Janeiro called Mangueira, which was one of the cradles of samba and home to one of the most popular samba schools of Rio, Estação Primeira de Mangueira. His many timeless classics include "As Rosas não Falam" and "O Mundo É um Moinho." Cartola remains a great influence on other samba artists and fans who love his enduring songs.

Caetano Veloso was at Theatro Net Rio when Cristina performed. He says of that night, "With Cartola's songs, Teresa's artistry really shows. Her elegance on stage, the simultaneous spontaneity and decorum of every gesture, the humor, the tone, impeccable intonation—all combine in this true creator-singer, a genuine artist."

Veloso also applauded Carlinhos Sete Cordas' performance, saying that he "plays with such a richness—he has all the history of bossa nova and root samba … All Brazilians should see and listen to what happened at Theatro Net Rio that night."

CAETANO VELOSO & TERESA CRISTINA ON TOUR

Sep 2&4 Le Lavage de la Madeleine Paris, FRANCE
Sep 6&7 Coliseu de Lisboa Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Sep 18 Teatro NET SP* São Paulo, BRAZIL
Sep 18 Teatro NET Rio Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
     
Oct 3 Jarasum Jazz Festival Gapyeong, SOUTH KOREA
Oct 5 NHK Osaka Sala Osaka, JAPAN
Oct 9 Ebisu Garden Hall Tokyo, JAPAN
Oct 12&13 The Town Hall New York, NY
Oct 16 Symphony Center Chicago, IL
Oct 18 Broward Center Fort Lauderdale, FL
     

*Teresa Cristina solo

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  • Friday, September 2, 2016
    Brazilian Samba Singer Teresa Cristina's "Canta Cartola" CD/DVD Out Now; Tour with Caetano Veloso Begins

    Brazilian samba singer Teresa Cristina's live album and DVD, Canta Cartola, is out now on Nonesuch Records. Canta Cartola was recorded at a concert at Theatro Net in Rio de Janeiro and features acoustic performances by Cristina and guitarist Carlinhos Sete Cordas. The album, which comprises songs by Brazil's beloved samba-ist Angenor de Oliveira, known as "Cartola" (Portuguese for top hat), was released digitally earlier this year. In its album review, the New York Times said: "Canta Cartola feels fully embodied, as if Ms. Cristina had written the songs herself. There's no sentimental distancing or fetishizing of the songs. She's totally engaged in them; she laughs while singing them, and she dredges the beauty out of them."

    Canta Cartola is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Nonesuch Store, where orders of the CD/DVD include a download of the complete album at checkout. You can watch performances from the DVD below.

    Teresa Cristina performs in support of Caetano Veloso on an eight-city tour, starting at Le Lavage de la Madeleine festival in Paris tonight and including two nights at The Town Hall in New York City on October 12 and 13. She also gives her own album-release performance at Teatro Net in São Paulo on September 18. See below for all of the currently scheduled shows; for additional details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Teresa Cristina is currently one of the best known singers in Brazil, revitalizing one of the country's most beloved musical styles, samba. The Rio concert was a tribute to Cartola and his legacy. Cristina, who has been considered an icon of samba since the beginning of her career, interprets music of the greatest names in Brazilian popular music, such as Nelson Cavaquinho, Antônio Candeia, Paulinho da Viola, and Cartola.

    Cartola was born at the beginning of the 20th century and raised in a favela of Rio de Janeiro called Mangueira, which was one of the cradles of samba and home to one of the most popular samba schools of Rio, Estação Primeira de Mangueira. His many timeless classics include "As Rosas não Falam" and "O Mundo É um Moinho." Cartola remains a great influence on other samba artists and fans who love his enduring songs.

    Caetano Veloso was at Theatro Net Rio when Cristina performed. He says of that night, "With Cartola's songs, Teresa's artistry really shows. Her elegance on stage, the simultaneous spontaneity and decorum of every gesture, the humor, the tone, impeccable intonation—all combine in this true creator-singer, a genuine artist."

    Veloso also applauded Carlinhos Sete Cordas' performance, saying that he "plays with such a richness—he has all the history of bossa nova and root samba … All Brazilians should see and listen to what happened at Theatro Net Rio that night."

    CAETANO VELOSO & TERESA CRISTINA ON TOUR

    Sep 2&4 Le Lavage de la Madeleine Paris, FRANCE
    Sep 6&7 Coliseu de Lisboa Lisbon, PORTUGAL
    Sep 18 Teatro NET SP* São Paulo, BRAZIL
    Sep 18 Teatro NET Rio Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
         
    Oct 3 Jarasum Jazz Festival Gapyeong, SOUTH KOREA
    Oct 5 NHK Osaka Sala Osaka, JAPAN
    Oct 9 Ebisu Garden Hall Tokyo, JAPAN
    Oct 12&13 The Town Hall New York, NY
    Oct 16 Symphony Center Chicago, IL
    Oct 18 Broward Center Fort Lauderdale, FL
         

    *Teresa Cristina solo

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