In an effort to learn more about other cultures and somewhat satisfy my intense wanderlust, I’ve started listening to music from all over the world. There is more music to listen to in the world than Rihanna and Lady Gaga? Imagine that!
This week, I’ve decided to showcase the beautiful Brazilian singer Céu. Céu is a sultry mix of samba, hip hop, and soul; her music instantly transports me to a 1970s Brazil or Miami. I bought her first album in college on a whim after seeing it at a local Starbucks, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Her voice is so soothing, and Portuguese is probably one of the most beautiful languages ever, so she’s basically a huge win!
Céu says herself, “I have a passion for Black culture, from Jazz divas to Afro beat. Everything comes from Africa. With Samba, I have a very strong connection to the old school that we call “Samba de raiz” (Root Samba)”. Reuters
If you like Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill or Jill Scott, then Céu is just the woman for you.
I listen to Céu whenever I need to really focus, or when I’m cleaning the house. It’s the perfect type of music to play at a chill pool party, or a wine tasting with your friends. Impress your friends with your knowledge of your extensive music collection by adding a few new songs by international artists!
Do you listen to music from other countries? What are some of your favorites? Share in the comments . I’m trying to add to my iTunes library!