Monica da Silva
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Monica da Silva

Holland, Michigan, United States | INDIE

Holland, Michigan, United States | INDIE
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Aug
02
Monica da Silva @ Cannonsburg Ski Area/ 6800 Cannonsburg Rd, Belmont, MI 49306

Belmont, Michigan, USA

Belmont, Michigan, USA

Aug
01
Monica da Silva @ Cannonsburg Ski Area/ 6800 Cannonsburg Rd, Belmont, MI 49306

Belmont, Michigan, USA

Belmont, Michigan, USA

Jul
23
Monica da Silva @ Frederik Meijer Gardens

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

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For her second outing, Mônica da Silva very neatly brings together her Brazilian and American sides, making softly sensual indie pop that casts its tendrils around Rio MPB (Brazilian popular music). There are several touches of samba and bossa, and even a small nod toward the very percussive axé music, but, along with partner Chad Alger, who shares playing, production, and compositional credits, she's created a hybrid that's her own, and ridiculously addictive. The two of them are responsible for most of the instrumental work, including programming, but there's nothing lo-fi about the sound. It's immersive and complete, and many of the songs, whether in English or Portuguese, are things of great joy. Whether laid-back or upbeat, there's a confident warmth to da Silva's singing; she truly sounds as if she's loving every second of it. The Brazilian roots are strong, but ultimately this is a remarkably cosmopolitan record -- "Somewhere," for instance, harks back to the soulful '70s heyday of Stevie Wonder -- while still sounding very up to date. da Silva is doing something unique with Brazilian music, following her own muse, and sounding spectacular. - AllMusic-AllRovi


For her second outing, Mônica da Silva very neatly brings together her Brazilian and American sides, making softly sensual indie pop that casts its tendrils around Rio MPB (Brazilian popular music). There are several touches of samba and bossa, and even a small nod toward the very percussive axé music, but, along with partner Chad Alger, who shares playing, production, and compositional credits, she's created a hybrid that's her own, and ridiculously addictive. The two of them are responsible for most of the instrumental work, including programming, but there's nothing lo-fi about the sound. It's immersive and complete, and many of the songs, whether in English or Portuguese, are things of great joy. Whether laid-back or upbeat, there's a confident warmth to da Silva's singing; she truly sounds as if she's loving every second of it. The Brazilian roots are strong, but ultimately this is a remarkably cosmopolitan record -- "Somewhere," for instance, harks back to the soulful '70s heyday of Stevie Wonder -- while still sounding very up to date. da Silva is doing something unique with Brazilian music, following her own muse, and sounding spectacular. - AllMusic-AllRovi


"Monica Da Silva and her band proved IPO isn’t limited to jangling guitars. Da Silva showcased light rock tunes from Miles From Nowhere with her full-bodied vocals, and on the irresistible “If You Push Me Away,” added a Latin beat that reflected her Brazilian heritage." - Illinois Entertainer


"Monica Da Silva and her band proved IPO isn’t limited to jangling guitars. Da Silva showcased light rock tunes from Miles From Nowhere with her full-bodied vocals, and on the irresistible “If You Push Me Away,” added a Latin beat that reflected her Brazilian heritage." - Illinois Entertainer


Discography

"Miles From Nowhere" 2007.

"Brasilissima" January 2011

"Brazilian Beat" Putumayo World Music Feb. 2012

Brand New Album, coming Fall 2013

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Mnica da Silva very neatly brings together her Brazilian and American sides, making softly sensual indie pop that casts its tendrils around Rio MPB (Brazilian popular music). Da Silva is doing something unique with Brazilian music, following her own Muse, and sounding spectacular , says Chris Nickson (The NPR Curious Listeners Guide To World Music).

Inspired by her experiences growing up between the Midwest, USA and Belm, Brazil, a city on the Amazon River, Mnicas new album Brasilissima has touches of samba and bossa, and even a small nod toward the very percussive ax music, but, along with partner Chad Alger, who shares playing, production and compositional credits, shes created a hybrid thats her own, and ridiculously addictive.

Da Silvas single A Ento was selected from tens of thousands of songs by the pioneering label Putumayo World Music to be featured on their new compilation. Created to introduce new global music to broad audiences, Brazilian Beat chronicles the vibrant indie scene in Brazil and around the world.

Miamis Acontece Magazine, recently called Mnicas music the future of Bossa Nova with the face of youth today.

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