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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: October 2, 1960    

Celia Malheiros's music is unique. A prolific composer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist and impressive singer, Celia is self-taught, eclectic, rooted in the myriad of folkloric sounds of her native Brazil and equally immersed in the universality of the music from her adopted country – American jazz.

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, since early childhood Celia was immersed in the world of Candomblé (an Afro-Brazilian religion), the schools of samba, bossa nova, choro, baião, frevo and indigenous music, as well as Tropicalia and political revolutionary movements. By the age of 18, Celia was completely supporting herself through music – she composed, she played at festivals, theatrical productions, nightclubs, radio and TV shows, she scored films, taught music and led bands performing her music....
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Featured recording “Cenario Brasileiro”

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Cenario Brasileiro

Sempre Crescendo Music (2006)

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If you haven't heard her name yet, you will soon. Celia Malheiros has been a part of the music scene for years, and has been respected as both performer and composer. With the debut of her CD, Sempre Crescendo, the recording is being lauded by major figures in Brazilian music, and by music critics alike. - Latin Beat Magazine - Celia's attention to detail to Brazilian culture continues to shine. She writes lyrics that not only tell a story, but they also explore the richness of Brazil, whether in culture, language or scenery. - Musica Brasileira. org - Celia Malheiros evokes the spirits of tradition in a thoroughly modern creation. - Daniella Thompson -

Primary InstrumentVocalist

Locationpacifica, CA

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/BackgroundGuitar and voice workshops in Germany BrazIlian Music : California Coastal Music Camp (2006,2007,2008, 2009 Stanford Jazz Brazilian Music talk Artist in Residence: Wheton College, MA Composer in Residence Music OMI 2009 California Brasil Camp SF Symphony AIM program, 2004, 2009 Private lessons

Clinic/Workshop InformationMusic and Spiritualy. Choro workshops History of Brazilian music and dance Brazilian Percussion Brazilian music repertory

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