|Silvana Malta's new album: "Be Bossa" will be released in June 2007 on Stunt Records
The album marks a return to her roots; to the music that she learned at her mothers breast; to the tunes she so often was requested to sing in the small clubs and theatres of Belo Horizonte close to Rio, where she first began to perform in public.
The mature Silvana Malta has never sounded better. She is in supreme control of her voice and technique. She believes in her intuition and the life she has lived. Her presence and integrity bring these songs to life. They become timeless.
"Be Bossa" is like a summer breeze – a warm gust of cool passion, and as Brazilian as it gets. Naturally, the songs are about love – unrequited or fulfilled. "Be Bossa" is a tribute to life and to love; not only personified love; it is also a tribute to Brazil.
The songs are among others by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Edu Lobo and Chico Buarque de Holanda. Silvana Malta and bassist/producer Rodolfo Stroeter are joined by the sensational guitarist Diego Figueiredo. Pianist Steen Rasmussen and drummer Jonas Johansen have been members of Silvana's band for years. The band is rounded off by the extremely accomplished percussionist Afonso Correa and trombonist Steen Hansen is visiting on one tune.
Bossa is not only a musical style – it is a life style. Bossa is passionate and cool. Enjoy the breeze, enjoy Silvana Malta's bossa. Be Bossa!