We're in the thick of summer now, which means there's no better time to find a reprieve from the heat with a cold drink and the breezy, intoxicating sounds of Bebel Gilberto. As part of the first family of Brazilian music (she's the daughter of the acclaimed and influential João Gilberto), Bebel Gilberto has taken on traditional bossa nova rhythms and infused it with her trademark alluring vocals to create a hypnotic new sound.
Now, the world renowned, multi-Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter is set to release her latest record, Tudo! It's another warm and transportive album featuring six originals -- including the captivating English language track "Somewhere Else" -- and several covers such as the Antonio Carlos Jobim classic "Vivo Sonhando," and one of her personal favorites, Neil Young's "Harvest Moon." Whether with her own songs or the reinterpretations, these songs further showcase Gilberto's voice and the gentle re-arrangements enlivened by all sorts of percussive flourishes: wood bongos, shakers and even bottle caps.