South American songstress Bebel Gilberto’s husky, honeyed voice sounds like Brazil in a bottle – and no wonder: dad is Joao Gilberto, a.k.a. the Father of Bossa Nova. Her own albums have been spreading the bossa gospel worldwide for nearly a decade, infusing it with sparkly bits of electro, pop, and jazz.
On her upcoming fourth album, September 29’s All In One, Gilberto once again sings in both Portuguese and English, and takes on a few unusual collaborators – among them, producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen) and the Dust Brothers’ John King (the Beastie Boys, Steve Earle).
Look for some interesting covers as well, including the Bob Marley standby “Sun Is Shining” and “Chica Chica Boom Chic,” the shimmying ditty made famous by Carmen Miranda. Stream the latter song below:
What do you think, Music Mixers, does it make you feel like getting the BYOFT (Bring Your Own Fruit Turban) party started?