Courtesy of Maíra Vianna
Cover art for Maíra Vianna's new album.
Local singer-songwriter Maíra Vianna will celebrate the release her debut album, The Fool, with a live performance at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Praxis Fiber Workshop
as part of the Waterloo Makes Music Initiative.
A native of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Vianna plays Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) and Brazilian funk. The album also has features heavy dose of rock.
“The acoustic guitar is always dictating the genre and groove, and all the other instruments and voice come together to make the song alive,” she says in a press release.
Vianna calls the album a “synthesis of who I was in the past two years and who I am now.” The title track recalls the fact that "the Fool" was a recurring card pulled during her trips to a tarot reader.
“I had a good job, all my family in Brazil — but I wasn’t happy,” Vianna explains. “Then, I learned that the card could mean embracing the unknown and trusting myself to take that leap of faith. It spoke so strongly to me.”
The singer-songwriter’s first full-length album follows singles “Serei(a),” “Green Blues” and “Propia Defesa/In My Own Defense,” the latter of which won the Berklee College of Music’s Art of Music Production 2020 Contest. Vianna recorded the album at Tri-C’s Tommy Li Puma studios while finishing the recording arts program on a full scholarship.
Admission to the Praxis Fiber Workshop show is free. The album will be available on iTunes, Spotify and all major platforms.