B E TI NIEMEYER
Rita Ribeiro was born in the state of Maranhão and after living in the
capital São Luís, where she started her career as a singer, emerged as
outstanding performance in Brazilian music in 1996.
In 1997, already living in São Paulo, she recorded her first CD titled “Rita
Ribeiro”, produced by Mário Manga and Zeca Baleiro. The CD and the
concert, after performances in several Brazilian capitals, brought national recognition to this singer from Maranhão.
In 1998 she signed a contract with MZA Music, recording company of
producer Marco Mazzola, and still under guidance of maestro Mário
Manga, and launched in 1999 her second CD, “Pérolas aos Povos”, receiving exceptional praise by both public and critics. In the same year,
along with Ney Matogrosso, Milton Nascimento, Zeca Baleiro and Chico
César, she performed in the Brazilian night of the “Montreux Jazz Festival”, Switzerland, and was invited to perform at the “Festival Brasil Caracas” in Venezuela, achieving great international dimension in her
In 2000, after the release and propaganda of the CD “Pérolas aos Povos”,
Rita Ribeiro was invited to participate in the Festival “Todos os Cantos
do Mundo”, sharing the stage with Lokua Kanza, considered to be one of
the great exponents of African Pop Music. Still in the same year, she had
her CD released in the United States and Canada by the record company
Putumayo World Music, resulting in the realization of a tour between
August and September 2000, through the main American and Canadian
cities, among them San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal,
to audiences of 15 thousand people.
The result of this enterprise led Rita Ribeiro to be nominated amongst
the best in the world to the 43rd Grammy Awards, in the category Best
Latin Pop Album, in February 2001.
Still in 2001, the singer released her 3rd CD “COMIGO”, produced by
Marco Mazzola, co-produced by herself and her partner Pedro Mangabeira, and distributed by Abril Music record company.
Her popularity, always rising, increased by being the innovator of project “Tecnomacumba”, which resulted in a cultural intervention. The
show was born in and resulted from presentations in a house in Zona
Sul, Rio de Janeiro, and turned out to be an independent phenomena of
the media. Rita Ribeiro had many seasons of big success and took the
spectacular to the big show houses of the country. In 2005 she gained
for this project the Prêmio Rival Petrobras de Música in the category of
Melhor Show (best show).
Still in this year she participated in the Project Ano Brasil na França
(Brazilian Year in France), by Projeto Pixinguinha, at the side of contemporary artists like the saxophonist Carlos Malta and the composer
Totonho O Cabra. In Brasil she was invited to participate in the 30 years
celebrations of the Projeto Pixinguinha , which was realized by a serial of
shows by the side of Tantinho da Mangueira of Rio de Janeiro.
In 2006 she released the CD, recorded in the Studio with the repertory
of the show by the same name, except by the titles “Moça Bonita” and
“Xangô, o vencedor”. But her fans always collect a live impression.
In parallel to this success Rita Rbeiro participated in other projects. By
the side of Jussara Silveira e Teresa Cristina, she produced the show
Três Meninas do Brasil, with the musical direction of Jaime Alem. The
spectacular resulted in a DVD e a CD of this success, released in 2008
by Quintanda and distributed by Biscoito Fino Record Company. In the
same year Rita participated in shows, by the side of Eduardo Dussek,
being a homenagem to Carmen Miranda refreshing the acoustic repertory in the shows.
In 2009 Rita Ribeiro released as DVD and CD Tecnomacumba – a
tempo e ao vivo, recorded in a big show no Vivo Rio, Rio de Janeiro,
with a participation by Maria Bethânia and hás included in the extras
statements by Alcione, Ney Matogrosso, Angela Leal e Jean Wyllys. The
vídeo celebrates six years of the projects success, which continues to
create curiosity e bringing each time more public to the shows.
- Velas - 1997
30.000 sold copies
PÉROLAS AOS POVOS
- MZA / Universal - 1998
35.000 sold copies
- MZA / Universal - 2001
over 45.000 sold copies
- Manaxica / Biscoito Fino - 2006
30.000 sold copies
TRÊS MENINAS DO BRASIL
- Quitanda / Biscoito Fino - 2008
TECNOMACUMBA A TEMPO E AO VIVO
- Manaxica / Biscoito Fino - 2009
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