Mares Profundos VIRGINIA RODRIGUES Mares Profundos (Edge/Universal Classics) Brazil's Rodrigues has one of the world's great voices, a billowing contralto that turns vowels into cloudscapes. Here, she… Mares Profundos VIRGINIA RODRIGUES Mares Profundos (Edge/Universal Classics) Brazil's Rodrigues has one of the world's great voices, a billowing contralto that turns vowels into cloudscapes. Here, she… 2003-10-14 Virginia Rodrigues
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Mares Profundos (2003)

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Details Release Date: Oct 14, 2003; Lead Performance: Virginia Rodrigues

VIRGINIA RODRIGUES Mares Profundos (Edge/Universal Classics)

Brazil's Rodrigues has one of the world's great voices, a billowing contralto that turns vowels into cloudscapes. Here, she interprets the so-called Afro-sambas by composers Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes. A lilting mix of spiritual folk and secular art song, they're a perfect match for Rodrigues, who learned her craft singing in church choirs and listening to opera on the radio. High point: ''Labareda,'' a pas de deux with her mentor, Brazilian pop hero Caetano Veloso.

Originally posted Jan 09, 2004 Published in issue #745 Jan 09, 2004 Order article reprints
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