ANA MARTINS (Rio de Janeiro, June 17, 1972)

            Smallest daughter of famous parents of our popular music: Joyce Moreno and Nelson Ângelo. With this DNA and the talent born, Ana Silveira Martins was already a child participated in choirs of children's discs, such as Gonzaguinha, Milton Nascimento, Roberto Carlos, among others. Next to the sister Clara Moreno, appeared in the musical scene due to the success of the composition Clareana authorship of Joyce (... in the womb of the mother / beats a heart / Clara, Ana / and who else ...) to the MPB Festival -80, from TV Globo. The artistic career appeared as a second option, since, initially, he worked as a nutritionist graduated in 1993 from the University of Santa Ursula. As a backup vocalist for a Japanese Brazilian music record for the 1994 World Cup, he met producer Kazuo Yoshida, who was enthusiastic about his voice, later responsible for his entry into the Japanese music market.

In 1998, she began her career as a solo performer, performing at shows such as Centro Cultural Carioca, Funarte Sidney Miller Hall, Teatro Rival, among others. Finally, only the CD Futuros Amantes (Rip Curl label, 2000) was released in Japan, among the 12 tracks include: Fights Never Again (Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes), Tim Tim by Tim Tim (Haroldo Barbosa, Geraldo Jacques), Avarandado (Caetano Veloso) and the title track, by Chico Buarque. The following year, with the same label, the second album Linda was released, exhibiting new pearls such as Berimbau (Baden Powell, Vinicius de Moraes), Linda (Nelson Ângelo, Joyce Moreno) and Linda (Nelson Ângelo, Janet de Almeida) ), Saudade Fez A Samba (Carlos Lyra, Ronaldo Boscoli). As a result of the success achieved, Ana Martins performed at the Blue Note circuit in several Japanese cities in 2001 and 2004.

Going back to 2002, she participated alongside the sister Clara Moreno of the CD Nelson Ângelo: "Mar de Mineiro" (Lua Discos), when they interpreted in triples with her father, her songs Terra À Vista and Quando Eu Vi O Mar (partnerships with Cacaso) . Afterwards, Joyce Bossa Duets (Sony Music, 2003) took part in the tracks Samba Recipe, E Vamos Lá (signed by Joyce with Paulo César Pinheiro and João Donato, respectively). Returning to the Japanese market, the prestigious singer appeared on Bossa Perfume albums - Daylight Time (Universal Music, 2003), in three beautiful speeches (While Listening to Olivia, A Day of Remission, Bride) and Daughters of Bossa (JVC label, 2004). ), With the songs Estrada do Sol (Tom Jobim, Dolores Duran), Insensatez (Tom Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes), Mas Que Nada (Jorge Benjor). In 2005, the label Biscoito Fino published the beautiful CD Samba Sincopado (produced initially in Japan), dedicated to the late singer Nara Leão, with exquisite repertoire: Maria Joana (Sidney Miller), Fez Bobagem (Assis Valente), Pranto de Poeta (Guilherme In addition to compositions by Paulinho da Viola, Zé Ketti, Elton Medeiros, participations of musicians such as Jorge Helder (bass), Lula Galvão (guitar), Robertinho Silva (percussion) and arrangements by Joyce Moreno. Only people "very thin"!

In 2006, he was present in the collection Da Lapa (Biscoito Fino), including the great samba Homenagem Ao Malandro (Chico Buarque), presented on the previous album. Already in 2008, Ana Martins took part alongside Carlos Lyra, Miúcha, Wanda Sá, among others of the international CD Bacharach on Bossa, celebrating in the bossa nova climate (in its first fifty years) the 80 years of the consecrated American composer, in versions For They Long To Be / Close To You, Raindrops Keep Fallin 'On My Head (Burt Bacharach, Hal David). In constant activity, currently works at MultiRio, company of the City Hall, as presenter, announcer and screenwriter. Lovely singer, composer with a lot of bossa, with a refined simplicity, Ana Martins only deserves our warm applause!


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