The Sao Paulo-born singer talks about her new single, personal positivity, and the importance of taking risks.
Meet Chicago’s Cecy Santana. Connect Brazil’s weekly digest keeps you informed and up to date with the best of Brazil. What will you discover?
Midway between Laguna Beach to the west and Miami Beach to the east is Chicago’s Oak Street Beach. This summery third-coast strip of sun, surf, and sand is where you’ll most likely find Cecy Santana on any given day.
Or not. Because Cecy Santana stays busy.
Somehow, this ‘on the rise’ singer from São Paulo who’s made the Windy City her home manages to squeeze more life into every day than most Chicagoans. And that’s saying a lot for the city that never sleeps.
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We caught up with Cecy Santana to talk about her new single (video below), how her personal positivity shapes her creativity, and what it was like to sing in a Karaoke Bar with Tantric’s Hugo Ferriera. Our conversation was edited for content and clarity.
You’re invited to join me on our streaming station for a pair of songs from Cecy Santana this Friday, including her new single ‘Um Amor Assim’ with Hugo Ferreira. Read the complete story here.
Listen Live this Friday
Be sure to join me for Brazil Back2Back, when I’ll play a pair of Cecy Santana’s Brazilian songs on our streaming station this Friday (6/18). Top of the hour, at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm CT for two in a row.
Use the Connect Brazil Listening Lounge: Always free, always live.
Scott Adams, Midday Host
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New Music: Cecy Santana with Hugo Ferreira. ‘Um Amor Assim’
STREAMING MUSIC NEWS
Let’s let the music retell the story of the legacy of João Gilberto on The Sounds of Brazil. You are invited to listen, 4 X daily and on-demand through June 27th. The playlist and Producer’s Notes are here.
ON OUR STREAMING STATION
Our streaming station is always live, always free, with a jazzy blend of breezy bossas and crossover hits from both sides of the equator. Thousands of listeners agree: this is Brazilian music you can live your life with!
Treat your ears to our unique blend. Our streaming station is the perfect choice for the sunshine season. Listen for these songs this week during The Midday Show with Scott Adams (M-F, 9 am to 3 pm CT).
- ‘Leblon’ – Adam Dunning
- ‘Sensual Bossa’ – Caibedo Island (Instrumental)
- ‘À Primeira Vista’ – Daniela Mercury
Best way to listen? Connect Brazil’s Listening Lounge.
Always two-of-a-kind and always two in a row when you listen at the top of the hour, at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm (US Central) Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
Here’s this week’s lineup:
- Monday, June 14 – Gal Costa
- Wednesday, June 16 – New Music: Mariana Nolasco, Belo
- Friday, June 18 – Cecy Santana’s new single, ‘Um Amor Assim’
Next week on Brazil Back2Back:
- Monday, June 21 – Deodato
- Wednesday, June 23 – New Music: Daniel Santiago Featuring Eric Clapton, UNam
- Friday, June 25th – Suprise!
Visit the Listening Lounge to listen live, for real-time playlists or to request a song.
Spotlight Song: Gato Barbieri | ‘Para Todas’
Listen to this song on Connect Brazil’s always-live streaming station, 24/7, worldwide.
Connect Brazil’s Events section has the early line on entertainment recommendations for the Sunshine Season with more live venues, and club dates added regularly. And musicians can post their events for free, anytime.
Catch up with Eliane Elias on stage. Enjoy live club dates and livestream Brazilian jazz concerts with Philly’s Minas, Chicago’s Cecy Santana, and St. Pete’s Nate Najar Trio with Daniela Soledade, You’ll find virtual Brazilian cooking and Zumba classes, even the return of Brazilian Jazz to San Antonio’s Riverwalk.
Plus your pick of full length, on-demand virtual Brazilian jazz concerts, too.
- Click here to browse upcoming events.
THE BRAZILAIN BITES AND BURGERS GUIDE
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Grillin’ like a Brazilian? Maybe not today. Maybe, today is all about getting out and about. That’s where Connect Brazil’s Brazilian Bites and Burgers Guide comes in handy.
You’re just a tap or two away from the best of Brazil near you, so plan ahead. Our Lifestyle Directory delivers Brazilian goodness to your table.
Connect Brazil is donating its services to spread the word about the tasty rewards of your support.
We hope that you will do the same by placing an order soon with an eatery near you. Your support makes everything taste better. Even Brazilian picanha burgers!
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