Kátia Teixeira

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Kátia Teixeira is a new singer who opened a large avenue of artistic possibilities with this CD. An extremely sincere effort, this album completely avoids any fashionable trend, constituting a tribute to the rich musical tradition of Bahia. No, you're not going to hear percussive Olodum-type sounds here. There are obviously exciting percussive sounds, but they are always at the service of the melody. There are strong melodies, which reflect a broad emotional scope, ranging from the profoundly meditative to the happy and energetic. Teixeira's beautiful and authoritative voice brings to one's mind a mythical landscape, populated by Brazilian Indians traditions, primitive folks in a tentative and traumatic contact with the Europeans -- of which Music offers itself as a sublimation, documenting poetically the drama for sensitive later generations.