Fillmore Miami Beach. June 23 and 24, 2013.
In the early 1980s when rock and roll exploded in Brazil, Marisa de Azevedo Monte wanted to be an opera singer. Through her studies, she found she loved Billie Holliday and Brazilian rock as much as Maria Callas. Upon arrival at age 19 in Rome to study opera, her musical influences came together and led her back to a greater appreciation of classic Brazilian music.
Monte rapidly became a cult figure among young rock audiences, as well as older jazz and MPB crowds. Her 1989 debut release, recorded live, offered a huge national hit and was greeted as the revelation of the year. Subsequent recordings and tours brought collaborations with creative international artists like Riyuichi Sakamoto, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, John Zom, Nando Reis, Arnaldo Antunes, David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, even as she revealed herself to be a songwriter of great talent and a highly personal style. One of her biggest side projects was the iconic 2002 project Tribalistas, with Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes.
Marisa Monte also delved into the roots of samba, the classic rhythm of Rio that had permeated her childhood. She recorded several releases with the historic Old Guard of Portela, leading up her 2002 samba film documentary and 2006’s CD Universo All Around me.
After a 19 year career Marisa had sold 9 million records in Brazil and abroad and her audience continues to grow. She makes a long-awaited return to the US, visiting Miami and New York in support of a new project: O Que Você Quer Saber De Verdade (What You Really Want To Know). It was co-produced by Monte and Dadi. The CD features musicians like the Oscar-winning multi-instrumentalist Gustavo Santaolalla, Brazilian power trio Nação Zumbi, Argentinean tango group Café de los Maestros, a duet with Rodrigo Amarante of Little Joy, and a string ensemble. The songs are penned by Monte along with Antunes, Brown and Dadi, along with some inspired covers.
Tickets are $98.50 (front of orchestra) / $88.50 (orchestra) / $68.50 (upper orchestra and front mezzanine) / $48.50 (upper mezzanine). Tickets can be purchased online at Livenation or by calling the Fillmore box office at 800.745.3000
The Rhythm Foundation at the Fillmore
1700 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139