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    Maria De Barros

    Maria De Barros

    Presented by Big Sur Spirit Garden at Big Sur Spirit Garden

    July 23, 2011

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    Maria de Barros' music transcends taste, preference and even language. It travels through countries dense with culture, picking up pieces of each along the way, combining distinct inflections of Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, France and Spain, while allowing the tradition and culture of Cape Verde to permeate. Melodies melt off her tongue with the same richness and maturity of a contemporary Cape Verde club singing Ella Fitzgerald, except that this songstress's club is bursting with a taste of Latin spice, serving Portuguese and African cuisine with dancers to match and audiences swinging their hips to Maria's sensual Morna and Coladeira beats.

    Maria takes inspiration from things which fuel her heart: The love of her family, nostalgia of her mother's voice around the house, the school children whom she sponsors in Cape Verde, the humbling of her fans and musicians and artists she admires, particularly godmother Cesaria Evora, "the barefoot diva", who put the music of Cape Verde on the global jukebox. If music is food for the soul, then Maria de Barros is most certainly the chef. She takes inspiration from food and cooking too, but most importantly, life. Her optimistic outlook on life is evident in her music, as it serves as a glimmer in some of the darker times.

    The recognition of this songstress's talent is a testament to her global appeal and drive, which she hopes will help her in her strife for a better world. Maria de Barros: Songstress, collaborator, explorer, philanthropist, cultural Ambassador of Cape Verde, feeder of souls.

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        Big Sur Spirit Garden

        47540 Hwy 1
        Big Sur, CA 93920

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        July 23, 2011



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