a blog with cultural bulimia.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Elis Regina

Considered the best Brazilian singer ever, she was to turn 60 today. Dead for 23 years now, it is still impossible not to hear her in the radio every day. Her daughter, Maria Rita (she is like her mother's re-incarnation, gestures & voice), released her first album last year to international aclaim. She even won 3 Latin Grammys. The NYTimes said: "The album has become a hit in Brazil, and rightly so".