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ARTIST ID: 16544

United by musical interests that include samba, funk, soul, blues, bossa, jazz and Spanish flamenco, Humberto Oliveira Sales and Madeline Holly Sales blend the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic riches from North and South America.

Berto, native to Brazil, pursued a formal education in classical guitar. His knowledge of Brazilian rhythms and study of Spanish flamenco add to the unique finger picking style he uses. Madeline brings with her the strong influence of soul, jazz and blues. She sings in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Madeline’s sensual, rich voice, playful interpretations, and strong stage presence make their combination extremely unique. They are accompanied by Dave Berzonsky on bass guitar, Matt Wyatt on drums and Eric Gertner on percussion.

Madeline and Berto have voyaged around Central America and also performed in Brazil, Turkey, Austria and the United States. They currently reside in Charlottesville, VA. Their first album was recorded in Brazil with a full band and combines the riches from both Brazilian and American culture. 'Cookin' with Flavour', the newest EP, is now available. It includes original material as well as arrangements featuring their blend of styles - funkalicious samba soul.

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A felicidade
A Ra
Afro-Blue
Agua de Beber
All of Me
Amor em Paz
Aquarela do Brasil
As
Autumn Leaves
Bananeira
Berimbau
Besame Mucho
Brigas Nunca Mais
Capin
Caravan
Chan Chan
Chega de Saudade
Chiclete com Banana
Chovendo na Roseira
Cocovado
Curumim
Danca da Solidao
Desafinado
Desde que o Samba e Samba
Dindi
Don't Worry About a Thing
Doralice
Dos Gardenias
E D'Oxum
E Preciso Perdoar
El Carretero
El Pescador
Enciendete Candela
Falsa Baiana
Fato Consumado
Favela
Flor de Liz
Garota de Ipanema
Guajira
Guantanamera
I Could Write a Book
I Wish
I've Got you Under My Skin
Influencia do Jazz
Insensatez
Isso Aqui O Que E
It Ain't Necesseraly So
It Don't Mean a Thing
It's all Right With Me
Ladeira da Preguica
Let's Stay Together
Love For Sale
Loverman
Lullaby of birdland
Manha de Carnaval
Maracangalha
Maria das Mercedes
Mas Que Nada
Moliendo Cafe
My Funny Vanlentine
My Romance
Nature Boy
Negra Presentuosa
Night and Day
O Barquinho
O Pato
O Samba da Minha Terra
Perdido
Primavera
Retrato em Branco e Preto
Rio
Rout 66
Samba de Uma Nota So (One Note Smaba)
Samurai
Satin Doll
Sina
So Danco Samba
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
Stomping at the Savoy
Stormy Weather
Sunny
Take the A Train
The Way you Look Tonight
They Can't Take that Away from Me
Tres Palabras
Triste
Tula
Upa Neguinho
Vatapa
Ventilador Rumba 80
Wave

Corporate Event

Hi John, Sorry it took so long for me to follow up with you on the last 3rd Thursday event, we've been real busy with other events and projects. As far as Beleza is concerned, what can I say ? What an absolute treat it was to get to experience the talents of Madeline and Humberto. I know I don't have to tell you how truly gifted these two are, we had a great crowd, perfect weather and their music was inspirational. Aside from their superb music the Sales are so honest , friendly and down to earth, I feel blessed to have had the opportunity meet and work with them. I'll be ordering their CD's and plan to head out to Charlottesville to see them preform soon.
Thanks again John for sending this treasure our way.

James B.
Sept. 20th, 2012
Altria

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