Vanessa Da Mata Album Cover

Vanessa Da Mata Album Cover

Vanessa da Mata is big in Brazil, and about to make her UK debut during this year’s la Linea festival. She writes most of her own material and is well enough connected to call on Os Ipanemas’ Wilson das Neves, Kassin (of Orquestra Imperial) and bossa nova veteran João Donato, as well as hiring Jamaican rhythm aces Sly & Robbie to help out on her reggae numbers and elsewhere. But after several listens to her undeniably pleasant third album (Yes) you’ll probably struggle to recall much, let alone hum one of the tunes. Read More

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