Thursday, May 7, Austin-based keyboardist and singer/songwriter Paula Maya will be celebrating the release of her sixth studio album, Iluminar, with a release show at One-2-One Bar. For the release show, Maya will be joined by Antonio Dionisio. The show will also serve as a sort of a tour kickoff for a Brazilian tour in late Maya will embark on before returning back to the U.S. to tour stateside.
Officially released May 4, Iluminar is heavily influenced by her Brazilian roots, just as much as her home base of Austin. According to the official press release, the new album is Maya’s first album sung predominately in Portuguese (90%) and focused on Brazilian music, jazz and world inspired rhythms such as African soukous and Latin beats. It is a sharp contrast to her previous releases which featured a mix of pop, rock, classical and electronica.
Iluminar, which means “to shine” in Portuguese, features eight songs; seven originals and one traditional bossa nova. It was recorded at her record label studio – Yellow House Records – based in South Austin with Lefty and Robert Wyatt, mastered by Nick Landis at Terra Nova, and manufactured by Matt Eskey’s Any and All Media.
One-2-One is located at 1509 S. Lamar Blvd #600. Doors open at 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. 21+ welcome. $10 cover at the door. Visit the Facebook event page here.