Part of Earshot Jazz Festival
2 shows 7:00 and 9:30
The Afro-Brazilian contralto of Virginia Rodrigues is one of the most haunting sounds in all of music. Her richly-textured, vibrato-less timbre is often described as celestial. Through many permutations of samba, Rodrigues achieves what might seem impossible, evoking youth, wisdom, joy and sorrow simultaneously.
Once heard, her voice is one you will never forget. Mandatory for all devotees of the human voice raised in song, regardless of genre.