Luisa Maita

Festival Review + Photos: Luísa Maita and Sergent Garcia at Madison World Music Festival (Madison)

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Yesterday brought talent from continent after continent to Madison both at the Willy Street Fair as well as the Terrace. Thankfully Willy Street was included this year, especially after a tough summer with the neighborhood being torn to pieces to replace the main thoroughfare. Nevertheless the voice of Brazil, according to NPR, gave a vibrancy unlike anything the vendors or merchants could provide with a peek into the neo-samba world of São Paulo. In case you didn’t know, her music was also used to promote Rio to the Olympic Committee, thus helping land the 2016 Olympics. This time around the Midwest, compared to the last time I saw her in Chicagoland last fall, she debuted a good gathering of new songs, including several in English, before wrapping up a great encore that entices the ears past Lero-Lero.