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Homemade

Mart’nália is an invention of mine.

A blend of Martinho, that is, me, and Anália, her mother, who has already departed this life to a better place, I believe.

Tinália, Tina, Martina or Carvu, she may seem dispretencious, but she is truly a treasure; she may give the impression of being a disconnected person, but in fact she is in tune with everything that happens, in particular in the music world, and like all great artists she is a dreamer.

The “Sonorous Mart’nália”, as some people refer to her, is a musician, a singer, a composer and one of the most complete artists I know.

She has 07 records and 02 DVDs: *
— MART’NÁLIA, LP - 1987;
— MINHA CARA, CD - 1997;
— PÉDO MEU SAMBA, CD - 2002;
— MART’NÁLIA AO VIVO, CD - 2004;
— MART’NÁLIA AO VIVO, DVD - 2005;
— MENINO DO RIO, CD - 2005;
— MART’NÁLIA AO VIVO EM BERLIM, CD/DVD - 2006;
— MADRUGADA, CD - 2008.

The last three were already released as well in Portugal and the last one is to be released in the United States and Europe soon.

What a singer!... Her singing is sweet, black and her timbre is something special.

A dancing body to any rhythm, she enjoys dancing, she plays the guitar and is also a percussionist of almost all the rhythm instruments.

A popular composer, she is my partner and member of the Composer’s Group of Unidos de Vila Isabel Samba School.

God Bless you Mart’nália.

Martinho da Vila,
the proud father, January 2005.