13 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Brazilian singer/songwriter juxtaposes bossa nova elegance with club bass and electronic burbles on this diverse 2009 release. While father João Gilberto's "Bim Bom" gets the stripped-down treatment, Bebel builds up Bob Marley's "Sun Is Shining" and Stevie Wonder's "The Real Thing" into layered, glossy showstoppers. Inventive percussionist/producer/songwriter Carlinhos Brown is her secret weapon on an album that flits from the romantic title track to a sassy cover of Carmen Miranda's "Chica Chica Boom Chic."

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Brazilian singer/songwriter juxtaposes bossa nova elegance with club bass and electronic burbles on this diverse 2009 release. While father João Gilberto's "Bim Bom" gets the stripped-down treatment, Bebel builds up Bob Marley's "Sun Is Shining" and Stevie Wonder's "The Real Thing" into layered, glossy showstoppers. Inventive percussionist/producer/songwriter Carlinhos Brown is her secret weapon on an album that flits from the romantic title track to a sassy cover of Carmen Miranda's "Chica Chica Boom Chic."

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