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Brazilian Singer and Songwriter GUAI, releases “Capitania”

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In 2017, the Brazilian vocalist and composer GUAI moved from Salvador, Brazil to Lisbon, Portugal in search of greater artistic freedom and recognition. Soon after, she released her debut album titled “DAMA DE PAUS” (Queen of Clubs) which announced her arrival, caught the attention of many, received excellent international reviews, and was highly praised by some of Brazil’s most iconic artists.
Guai has recently released “CAPITANIA,” which is a semi-autobiographical work that follows the singer and songwriter on a cruise into the unknown. In the book, Guai writes about his struggles and how he overcame them. “I thought I would never make it in my darkest moments,” he writes, “but I kept trying and resisting. Finally, good winds came with brighter skies, which filled my soul with joy and hope again.”
Highlights include Carlinhos Brown’s “Cada Edu,” which was composed primarily for this project. Also, appearances by Arthur Maia, Paulo de Carvalho, and Ivan Lins.
GUAI is a talented singer and songwriter from Brazil who defies traditional categorization. She comes from a family of musicians, with her father being a pianist and her mother a vocalist, and was exposed to a wide range of music from a young age. Her musical influences include greats such as Elis Regina, Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Carmen Miranda, Cesar Camargo Mariano, John Coltrane, and Rock n’ Roll.
Except for the song “Depois de Temporais” (After the Storm), the repertoire is performed in Portuguese. However, whether you are fluent in the language or not, GUAI’s captivating voice will guide, uplift, and remind you that we are the captains of our ships. So, take control, let love lead the way, and keep the faith.
“Plenitude” by Raul de Souza and “Capitania” are two of my favorite recordings from 2021.
CAPITANIA” is produced by GUAI and Nema Antunes, co-produced by Telefunksoul, and available on all digital platforms. I highly recommend it!
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