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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: August 26    

Kenia

Kenia, who single-handedly defined the essence of heavenly, pop accented Brazilian jazz in the 1980s and '90s, returns with an album that surpasses all expectations. With the release of Simply Kenia, the singer confidently reasserts her position as one of the reigning queens of Brazilian music. Simply Kenia is a captivating blend of venerable choro works, samba and bossa nova-accented tracks that represent the best of the contemporary MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) tradition, and handpicked favorites from the American ballad songbook. There's little doubt that it all adds up to the most well-rounded and stylistically authentic album of Kenia's career...
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    Simply Kenia

    Mooka Records
    2008
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    Love Lives On

    Denon
    1991
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    What You're Looking For

    Denon
    1990
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    Distant Horizon - Rio / New York

    Zebra Records
    1988
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    Initial Thrill

    MCA Records
    1987
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    Rio / New York

    Ultraphone
    1986
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    Creepin'


    1986

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SIMPLY KENIA

Mooka Records (2008)

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Primary InstrumentVocalist

LocationPittsburgh, PA

Clinic/Workshop InformationKenia’s long time commitment to promoting Brazilian music and culture includes hands on clinics and workshops in phrasing and Brazilian rhythms, including an introduction to Brazilian rhythms for children.

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