Saturday, June 21, 2008

A free CéU download

Want some Brazilian hotness? Everybody likes the Brazilian hotness.

Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças – known simply as CéU – is a singer-songwriter from São Paulo. Her “passion” for black music is such that she cites Billie Holiday, Lauryn Hill and Bob Marley as influences.

Her sultry, funky 2005 track “Ave Cruz” is available as a FREE MP3. Click here to stream it on my Vox blog.

It’s from CéU’s self-titled debut CD, released in the United States in 2007 (with the promotional backing of Starbucks).

If you want “Ave Cruz” on your hard drive, follow this link to


bklyn6 said...

Good call! I have CéU’s debut album. I haven't listened to it in a while, but do listen to "Ave Cruz" every so often; it's on my mp3 player. It's my favorite track. I think I first got it as a free download at

I got interested in her when I was into Brazilian artist Daniela Mercury and the Brazilian influenced music of Zuco 103.

Kellybelle said...

I like her and downloaded her album. Since I don't know what the heck she is saying, she maes good background music when I'm writing.

Kellybelle said...

On the Klezmer tip, have you ever heard of Abraham Inc.? It's klezmer and funk. I likes.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ If Fred Wesley's in the mix, I'm gonna be all over it. Thanks for that, Kellybelle.

Undercover Black Man said...

Bklyn6: It's been months since I've checked out Calabash Music. I need to fix that.