Putumayo Presents: Women of Brazil

If you want old school Brazilian, when bossa nova WAS a “new bump,” then this collection is going to want to walk the shores of Ipanema to find this release. Simple support by gentle guitars, sensitive percussion and little else except enticing voices by the likes of Luisa Maita (on “Mangue e Fogo”) or “Graca Cunha (“Saudade e Solidao”) will lull you into la-la land with the irresistible grooves. Nossa Alma Canta’s “Bossanova” will make you feel Jobim is back in the studio with quiet chords and quiet stars, and “Aline Morales’ “Pra Que Sambar” is a delectable delight. Lots to love here!


Leave a Reply