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Susan Palma-Nidel - Lisboa A Salto is thebestofbrazil 'featured new release'

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On the heels of a successful 30-year career as a revered classical flutist, circa 1999, Susan Palma-Nidel embarked on a mission to explore music that is virtually unknown outside its own, cloistered universe.  For decades, the flutist has adored and been intrigued by the nuanced musical forms of Portugal (Fado being only one such form), and was astonished to learn that outside the country – even in most of the Lusofone world – Portuguese music is virtually unknown.  In 2014 during a visit to Portugal, through friends, she made contact with some of the finest musicians in Lisboa and expanded her considerable knowledge of the music. Palma-Nidel  experienced a musical epiphany as to how she could bring this incredible music to a wider, global audience, and 'Lisboa A Salto' became and remains the goal in this endeavor.

In conjunction with this release, thebestofbrazil is offering a sample track from Lisboa à Solta - 'Foi por Ela,' written by Fausto Bordalo Dias and featuring Né Ladeiras on the vocal.  Download the track here