Carla Hassett Brings Brazilian Pop to The Elbo Room on Tuesday, January 30th at 8:30PM and 10:30PM
On her new album, Quero Saber - which was released on January 30, 2007 - Carla dives deeper into her Brazilian roots, exploring bossa nova and the rhythms of Bahia as the foundation for her hooky, electronic pop. Her self-produced music has been compared to Bebel Gilberto as well as Beck, but her gifted voice demonstrates a vocal passion more along the lines of a young Aretha Franklin with hints of Sade.
In her energetic live performances, Carla reveals her innate ability to create and set different moods –weaving traditional Brazilian sounds with American pop- making for remarkable rhythmic versatility throughout. She has toured and recorded with popular acts Billy Idol, Gino Vannelli, Michael Buble (David Foster), Jon Anderson (Yes), Thomas Dolby, Mark Snow (X-Files, who won an Emmy nod on a track sung by Carla) as well as Latin legends Sergio Mendez, Mexico’s Christian Castro, and Brazil’s Marcelo Augusto. Carla is also the featured vocalist in the highly anticipated Robert Towne (Chinatown, Tequila Sunrise) feature film, Ask The Dust, composed by Ramin Djawadi and Brazilian composer Heitor Pereira. In addition to recording, Carla teaches at Flea’s (Red Hot Chili Peppers) School of Music in Silverlake.
Official Website: http://www.carlahassett.com
Added by GorgeousPR on April 17, 2007