Muita Bobeira is a track from Luciana Souza’s 2005 album, “Duos II,” which was included in the default, sample tracks of Microsoft Windows Vista, hidden inside the system folder “\Windows”, complete with album artwork and ID3 information. It’s probably some Microsoft employee’s favorite artist or song is my guess.

Grammy-nominated Souza is one of Jazz’s leading singers and interpreters, born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1966. Daughter of poet Tereza Souza and singer-composer-guitarist Walter Santos, she graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Composition. She then received a Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music and taught for four years at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music in New York.

Since age of three when she began recording jingles for commercials (more than 200 jingles and soundtracks), Souza career led her to work with various jazz greats, chambers, and philharmonic and symphony orchestras, to the likes of Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider, Danilo Perez, Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, composer Osvaldo Golijov, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, to name a few. However, her longstanding musical relationship with Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo, who provides the acoustic performance in this track, has earned her accolades across the globe.

She has 50 records as a side singer and eight album releases, including four Grammy nominated records: Brazilian Duos (2002), North and South (2003), Duos II (2005), and Tide (2009). Since 2004, Souza has been the Jazz Artist in Residence with the San Francisco Performances. She also married music producer Larry Klein in 2006.

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Sources: Wikipedia | Luciana Souza Official Website | Last.fm

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I bought this “hard to find” CD back in 2001 which I left in Canada. Now, I can’t find the darn thing anymore. Good enough someone uploaded an audio-only video in YouTube for everyone’s listening pleasure. For Filipinos, the tune is a familiar one, sung by The Hotdogs and Ella del Rosario of the 70s era, entitled “O, Lumapit Ka” (literally “Hey, come near me”). No one knows if any of them paid royalty to the original composers.

And speaking of composers, if history serves me right, Antônio Carlos Jobim wrote the lyrics to this song João Gilberto penned the chords and first recorded it in the 50s or 60s.

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