Anna Setton is an artist, singer and instrumentalist from São Paulo trained on the most interesting side of MPB: she moulded her voice singing in the clubs of São Paulo, travelled the world performing with the enormous Toquinho, collaborated with Omara Portuondo, Sadao Watanabe, Mestrinho, among many other current musicians. A journey that gave her the right balance to make her debut solo album in 2018, with a homonymous record that highlighted her obvious talent. The pandemic inspired her to pick up the guitar and do weekly live shows where she gave her voice to some of the great musicians of Brazilian popular song. This discipline led her to produce Onde Mora meu Coração, an album of accurate versions which includes, for example, the beautiful “Morena Bonita”, by Toninho Horta.
This new work by Anna was recorded in Recife, leaving, as she explains, the songs to choose her. Over a modern and subtle production, Anna sounds playful, charged with brightness, light and transparent, with her voice positioned right in the centre of the song, as it should be. In this work Anna Setton counted on the services of various talents of the new generation from Recife, such as the producer and composer Barro and Guilherme de Assis, João Camarero or even Ed Sataudinger and Juliano Holanda, Igor de Carvalho, Edu Sanginardi and Rodrigo Campello. With the help of these composers who understand how to innovate the classic moulds of MPB, Anna sings words of her own authorship, establishing herself more and more as an author. “It is a very modern record”, promises Anna. “The boys I worked with translate in a very current way the tradition I learnt from, that of the great Brazilian song”. In fact, Anna Setton has already sung classics from other times. Now she offers her soul and voice to the future.
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Anna is already preparing a new show based on this work, which will have a trio or quartet formation. Live: Anna Setton (voice and guitar), bass, synthesizers and percussion. A show that promises to be very danceable