It's no wonder Brazilian singer Maria Rita is an eclectic bossa nova baby. She suckled from the breast of Brazil's all-time greatest female singer, the late Elis Regina, and she was raised by her father, pianist/composer Cesar Camargo Mariano. Considered a South American Norah Jones, Rita's music rocks like a tropical São Paulo lullaby. Her repertoire is a soothing combination of organic folklore and jazz, alternating between old Brazilian classics and newer numbers. Last year she was a three-time Latin Grammy winner, receiving awards for Best New Artist, Best MBP (Música Popular Brasileira) Album, and Best Brazilian Song for her version of Milton Nascimento's "A Festa."
Courtesy of Rhythm Foundation
performs at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday,
April 13, at the Manuel Artime
Theater, 900 SW 1st St, Miami.
Tickets range from $35 to $40. Call