Sofia Ribeiro, voice; Juan Andres Ospina, piano; Petros Klampanis, bass; Marcelo Woloski, percussion
Sofia Ribeiro is one of the greatest voices from Portugal, a magnificent singer who has the ability to immediately attract the listener to her unique musical universe. With a solid background in jazz studies, a very deep connection to Portuguese traditional music – Fado – and endless hours of listening to Brazilian legendary musicians, Sofia’s artistry challenges the boundaries of music labels. Well-known for her strong, emotional and uplifting performances, the multi-awarded singer has captivated audiences all over the world with her warm and charming sound.
“Mar Sonoro” is a journey where emotions, images and poetry interact through Sofia’s splendid voice and a superb ensemble of international top musicians living in New York. Blending elements of jazz, Brazilian and Portuguese music, the new album is once again the result of the powerful combination of this exceptional singer’s talent as a vocalist and composer with the brilliant arrangements and production of Colombian pianist Juan Andres Ospina, including several original compositions, two “fados”, and adaptations of poems by Portuguese writers Fernando Pessoa and Sophia de Mello Breyner, and also by the Colombian writer Jose Asuncion Silva.