Wednesday, December 03, 2014

First Lady of Brazilian Song - Joyce Moreno, Releases "Raiz"

The first lady of Brazilian song Joyce Moreno, is one of Brazil's leading lights, both musically and as a cultural icon. She was one of the very first in Brazil to speak from the feminist perspective and has worked with a host of fellow musical legends including Elis Regina, Toninho Horta, Madlib, and Yoko Kanno. Joyce's new album Raiz (Portuguese for 'Roots') marks an incredible fifty years since she first stepped foot in a recording studio at the very tender age of 15. Paying tribute to her personal musical roots, the album is made up entirely of Joyce's stunning new versions of some beautiful Brazilian standards, originally penned by the likes of Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moares, Carlos Lyra, Baden Powell, Ze do Norte and Roberto Menescal (the very person to first capture Joyce's talent on record fifty years ago). Fifty years on, Joyce has decided to reciprocate Menescal's invitation, appointing him as special guest on Raiz which will be released on the 12th January 2015 on Far Out Recordings.

European Tour - January 2015 
Joyce will be touring Europe in January 2015 to coincide with the release (12/01/15). So if you're nearby any of these venues, grab a ticket from one of the links below:

10/01: Le Volcan - Le Havre (France) 
12/01: Ronnie Scotts Club - London (England) 
13/01: Ronnie Scotts Club - London (England) 
14/01: Jazzhus Montmartre - Copenhagen (Denmark) 
15/01: Jazzhus Montmartre - Copenhagen (Denmark) 
16/01: Jazzclub Hannover - Hannover (Germany) 
17/01: North Sea Jazz Club - Amsterdam (Netherlands) 
19/01: Porgy & Bess Jazz & Music Club - Wien (Austria) 
21/01: New Morning - Paris (France) 
22/01: Blue Note Milano - Milan (Italy) 

23/03: Kulturwerkstatt Kammgarn - Hard (Austria) 

~ Far Out

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