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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: August 26

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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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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