new music: stream brazilian singer flavia coelho’s bouncy, autobiographical track “na favela” from her new album “sonho real”

October 18, 2016

Flavia Coelho is bringing bossa nova to the contemporary audience in her new album “Sonho Real.” Bossa nova, known for it’s restrained vocals and swaying beats, reminds you of a beach like Ipanema or Copacabana in Flavia’s hometown and “Na Favela” is no different, but somehow she brings new life to the genre. In “Na Favela,” she talks about a man who lived and grew up in a Favela in Rio de Janeiro; he is a very simple, slightly mystical and very resourceful man. He believes that by consulting the Tarot cards, he will know more about his future, and who knows, maybe one day he will have more money. The song was inspired by Flavia’s childhood, and she wrote the lyrics while on tour for her previous album Mundo Meu, while the production was handled by Victor Attila Vagh. This song, and the album, are another piece of the story of Flavia’s life, and a piece that we’re so happy that she shared. Enjoy “Na Favela” below.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

Photo by Youri Lenquette