October 2, 2014

Dona Onete | Feitico Cabloco

ARTIST: Dona Onete
TITLE: Feitico Cabloco
LABEL: Mais Um Discos
In a word…WOW! Dona Onete is an Amazonian singer from Brazil. The songs cover the gamut of Brazilian music genres from samba to Caribbean salsa and cadence to rap and all are driven by the amazing voice and energy of a woman who has spent her life singing and studying the musical styles of the Amazon. She began singing to river dolphins at age 11, but did not pursue her musical career until after she retired to Belem with her husband. She began singing at carimbo parties in her neighborhood where she was heard by the popular band Coletivo Radio Cipo who persuaded her make a record with them. She has since recorded over 300 songs. At age 73, this is her first international recording and what a recording it is! The songs are wonderfully composed and arranged with solid instrumentation throughout. The horn section is incredibly tight and the basslines and rhythm guitars are outstanding. Don’t miss this record. Play it often and play it loud!
TOP TRACKS:    1    2    3    4    9    10
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REVIEWER: David Noyes

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