Armed with an acoustic guitar and a voice as sultry as her homeland of Brazil, singer Maria Gadu is quickly becoming an international superstar.
Although she is well-known in Brazil and already received two Latin Grammy nominations for her self-titled album released in 2009, her single “Shimbalaiê” has put her on the this year’s world music map. The single is currently number 1 in Italy and in the top 100 on the world music airplay chart. Watch her video below.




“Shimbalaiê” by Maria Gadu