Maria Lisboa

from by Joana Reais Ensemble

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is a fresh and lively album, composed and dedicated to Lisbon, the city where the musicians met: Joana Reais the singer, Múcio Sá the composer and guitar player, Miguel Menezes the doublebass player and André Mota the drummer. We recorded it in Lisbon-Portugal and remastered it in Porto Alegre-Brazil.

    With original worldmusic tunes and a jazzy version of a popular fado song, it has illustrations by Carolina Maria, design by Mariana Veloso and the photography is from Vera Marmelo. The big bonus is the booklet with beautiful photographs and the lyrics of all songs, so you can sing with us!

    "a Lisboa" was released on January 2015 and it is with great pleasure that it is now available for purchase on bandcamp. Don't miss this limited edition!

    Includes unlimited streaming of a Lisboa via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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This is our version of the popular Fado song "Maria Lisboa" dedicated to the city of Lisbon.


music by Alain Oulman, lyrics by David Mourão Ferreira

É varina, usa chinela,
Tem movimentos de gata
Na canastra, a caravela,
No coração, a fragata

Em vez de corvos no xaile
Gaivotas vêm pousar
Quando o vento a leva ao baile,
Baila no baile com o mar

É de conchas o vestido
Tem algas na cabeleira
E nas veias o latido
Do motor duma traineira

Vende sonho e maresia,
Tempestades apregoa,
Seu nome próprio – Maria,
Seu apelido – Lisboa!


from a Lisboa, released January 9, 2015
Music by Alain Oulman, lyrics by David Mourão Ferreira


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Joana Reais Lisbon, Portugal

Joana Reais, a performer born and raised in Lisbon, carries in her origins the curiosity for new horizons and, in her voice, the mixture of meanings that define all people. Her music undoes distances by taking the streets of Alfama to Copacabana and imagining Maputo as a neighborhood of the megalopolis of São Paulo.

It is with her jazz ensemble that she releases her unique worldmusic debut album.
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