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Tita Lima

“Freshly squeezed and just the right side of avant garde – I love this stuff!” Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio)

Tita Lima: Brasileira, paulistana, singer and composer brings us her mixture of MPB (Brazilian Popular Music), Samba-Jazz, Bossa Nova, Hip-Hop and Dub. Born into a family of musicians, music came to Tita Lima naturally. She learned to play the piano with her grandmother and later the bass with her father, the bass player for the 70s rock band "Os Mutantes". Tita also studied in Los Angeles’ MI (Musician’s Institute) and has paid her dues in São Paulo’s musical scene playing bass, singing and sharing the stage with widely-recognized artists such as Bocato (Metalurgia, Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Maria Rita), João Donato, Luz de Caroline, Núcleo and Dori Caymmi, among many others. She now joyously embarks on this, the journey of her first solo recording titled "11:11", one in which she gathers a host of excellent musicians and producers from Brazil and the United States including Apollo 9 (ex-Planet Hemp, producer for Otto and Seu Jorge), Andre Caccia Bava, Kassin, JJ (Jorge Ben), Beto Cascales (Alberto López) and Bryan Velasco among others. Tita’s music has been a favorite amont DJs worldwide, including Patricia Palumbo and Rafael Moraes (Brazil), Garth Trinidad (US) and Gilles Peterson (UK), who included the song “A Conta Do Samba” in the“Brownswood Bubblers” compilation released on his Brownswood Recordings label in September 2006. In addition, two songs from “11:11” were also featured in LEXUS’ Sampler CD (featuring Sergio Mendes and others) of which 300,000 copies were distributed worldwide in Fall 2006. Dubbed an “artist to watch in 2007” by UK-based magazine Straight No Chaser, and armed with a great band whose members have played and/or recorded with Sergio Mendes, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Jurassic 5, Keb Mo, Lee Ritenour and Celia Cruz among many others, Ms. Lima is ready to take her music to audiences around the world.

“The Brazil the world wants” - Rolling Stone (Brazil)