Amazon goddess!

While in Brasilia we met up with artist, poet and all round wonder woman Marina Mara who organised a recording session with her friend Andréa dos Santos (above).

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Andréa dos Santos made herself known with the Brazilian band Casa de Farinha, who won the Prêmio TIM prize in 2005.  She now pursues a solo career, working with guitarist Gabriel Lourenço, focusing on traditional Brazilian songs – the pair are currently recording a DVD called Minha Aldeia – which means “My Village”.

Andrea invited us to her home on the outskirts of Brasilia to film her in a magical location by a river amongst the bamboo trees!  We nicknamed her the Amazon goddess as, besides her looks, she travels a lot to the Amazon region and with her amazing and powerful voice, she sung a traditional song to the ancient Gods.