September 14th promises to be an exotic adventure at Brooklyn’s Pete’s Candy Store when singer/songwriter Maya Solovey hits the stage to take the audience on a journey to the land of Saudade, the theme for the evening. Be prepared for a night of reminiscence, love and passion as you let your thoughts go and flow while Solovey romances you with Brazilian and Latin music. To complete the experience, Solovey is bringing arepas and plantains to seduce your sense of taste prior to the performance, while you pamper yourself with the purchase of your favorite drink from the bar.
“The theme for the night — Saudade — is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Solovey said. There’s not usually enough time in a normal night for me to play all of my songs in Portuguese and Spanish, and my hope is that this will allow a new kind of fluidity to the evening. It’s a different thing when you listen to music in a language you don’t understand, because then, you listen to what the voice is saying. “Saudade” is one of the most important themes to Brazilian music and culture, and while it is said to be indescribable, the closest description is “the love that stays” when someone goes away. With this music and with this entire night, I hope to carry that theme in a way that envelops and enraptures the heart, as well as the senses.”
Solovey will perform at 10:00 p.m.
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Williamsburg)
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As an international artist and a trilingual songwriter, Maya Solovey has merged the acoustic/folk songwriting tradition into the territories of pop, bossa nova, and even the high drama of cinematic scoring. Her music is a surprising, yet rational marriage between many cultures as she sings in Portuguese, Spanish and her native English tongue. Her new self-titled album, Maya Solovey, released July 15th, has already gathered notice from journalists and music critics. Her song “Eu Vi” was featured in a Ralph Lauren runway video for winter fashion week, while her song “Como Yo Lloro Por Ti” will be featured on a in a FIFA World Cup compilation, and another 3 songs will be featured in an upcoming shark documentary called “Shark Allies”. Tom Moon, on air critic for NPR, and journalist for Rolling Stone and Spin Magazine said, “Here’s a rarity: An original voice who really is original! Drawing inspiration from all over the map, Maya Solovey has developed a deep, enchanting sound that’s unlike anything else out there right now.” Bassy Bob Brockmann, a multiple Grammy winning producer/mixer said, “Maya Solovey is an exceptional songwriter, possessed of a voice that is haunting, soothing, and erotic all at the same time. Her music, I’m sure, will change the world.”
Eric de Fontenay
18-14 Astoria Blvd.
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