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ARTIST
TITLE
Rio De Janeiro
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FARO 163CD FARO 163CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/9/2016

2012 release. Joyce presents a beautifully intimate acoustic ode to her city Rio - returning to her carioca roots with effortless guitar, Brazilian rhythms and unique scatting vocals. Joyce on the album: "In the summer of 2010, I was invited by the city of Rio to present a solo show on Ipanema beach. It was intended as a sort of luau for people leaving the beach, with just voice and guitar. I threw a sundress over my swimsuit, flip-flops on my feet, coconut water within easy reach, and there I was. The sea of people, both locals and tourists, on the sand; the presence of friends who, like me, grew up on that stretch of beach; giving joy to so many made the show one of the happiest I'd ever given. Seeing all those people singing with me the city's anthem, 'Cidade Maravilhosa,' was priceless. This CD was born when the sun sank behind the Dois Irmãos hill, and the crowd applauded as we had done so many years ago. A crowd that applauds a simple sunset must be very good folk. Rio - the mountain, the sun and the sea - where I make my samba simply." Joyce's seventh original recording for Far Out Recordings, Rio de Janeiro, combines Joyce's Brazilian rhythms (partido alto to samba), jazz and bossa harmonies and intelligent lyrics through her beautifully expressive voice on special original compositions - new and old - alongside unique versions of classic Brazilian songs from greats including Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso. A wonderful mood floats through fifteen tracks to recreate the special atmosphere of the "Rio" show. Joyce is one of Brazil's most internationally acclaimed artists recording her debut album in 1968 as the first Brazilian female voice to speak from a feminist perspective. She has since gone on to issue more than 20 solo albums.