If you've read the fifth issue of Your Heart Out I hope you will have picked up on how much we love the music of Marilia Medalha. As our love affair with Brazilian music continues it has been an absolute joy to discover performers who are less well known but whose music nevertheless captures out hearts, minds and souls. It's the same anywhere, dig deeper and there are more treasures to be found.
Marilia started recording around 1967, but has by no means been prolific. Her records however if you can track them down, by hook or by crook, are just so wonderful, and her voice just makes me melt. So, as an introduction to her beautiful music here's a collection of some of her greatest performances.
Judging by YouTube and MySpace Marilia is still performing. Speaking of YouTube here is a clip of Marilia and Edu Lobo singing together in 1978, with a large print of our patron saint Tuca in the background.