"Freshly squeezed and just the right side of avant garde - I love this stuff!!!"
- Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 1
"Tita comes off a selfless artist that thinks like a producer and whose sole concern is the vibe. Her sound is utterly modern and sultry while exquisitely roots-laden and raw. Soul people movement, Tita Lima worldwide!!!"
- Garth Trinidad, KCRW Chocolate City
Tita Lima: Brasileira, paulistana, singer and composer brings us her mixture
of MPB (Brazilian Popular Music), Samba-Jazz, Bossa Nova, Hip-Hop and Dub to Kajmere Sound.
Born into a family of musicians, music came to Tita naturally. She learned
to play the piano with her grandmother and later the bass with her father,
the bass player for the 70s rock band "Os Mutantes". Tita also studied in
Los Angeles’ MI (Musician’s Institute) and has paid her dues in São Paulo’s
music scene playing bass, singing and sharing the stage with
widely-recognized artists such as Bocato (Metalurgia, Elis Regina, Gal
Costa, Maria Rita), João Donato and Luz de Caroline, among many others.
Tita now joyously embarks on this, the journey of her first solo recording
titled "11:11", one in which she gathers a host of excellent musicians and
producers from Brazil and the United States including Apollo 9 (ex-Planet
Hemp, producer for Otto and Seu Jorge), Andre Caccia Bava, Kassim, JJ (Jorge
Bem), Alberto Lopez (AKA Beto Cascales) and Bryan Velasco among others.
Armed with a great band whose members have played and/or recorded with
Sergio Mendes, Airto Moreira, Flora Purim, Jurassic 5, Keb Mo and Celia
Cruz, Ms. Lima is ready to take her music to audiences around the world.
Tita’s music has been a favorite among DJs worldwide, including Patricia
Palumbo and Rafael Moraes (Brazil), Garth Trinidad (US) and Gilles Peterson
(UK), who included her song “A Conta Do Samba” in the compilation“Brownswood Bubblers”, Vol. 1 released on his Brownswood Recordings label in November 2006.