Thursday, March 14, 2013

CD Review: Dom La Nena Is Brazil's Latest Musical Star

From the heart of Brazil comes cellist/vocalist Dom La Nena with her debut album, “Ela.” The album was released earlier this year through Six Degrees Records and has been receiving praise from “The Wall Street Journal” and the “New York Times.” While the songs are sung in her native languages of Portuguese and Spanish, the melody of the music and her voice helps portray the feelings within the songs.

The album begins with the gentle, but haunting feeling of “Anjo Gabriel” as you slowly get introduced to her style. The album’s first single “No Meu Pais” has a more mainstream appeal that allows you to get lost in her music. Her voice is so gentle that you feel at ease with her vocals as her performance on the cello gives a haunting feeling as in “O Vento.” Her song “Dessa Vez” adds a bit of a Spanish flair, while her song “Buenos Aires” sounds like it belongs in the musical, “Evita.” The album closes with the softness of Dom’s voice leading the way in the song “Saudade.”

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