Following a spell out of the spotlight, on maternity leave, the Brazilian singer Maria Rita returns to the stage with her show ‘Redescobrir’ (‘rediscover’), in honour of her mother, the iconic singer Elis Regina.
Rita insists that she’s still overwhelmed by the presence of Regina. ‘As my mother is part of the national collective consciousness, it’s important for me to represent and rediscover her legacy. It’s my mission to do everything I can to keep her alive.’
The tour, which is now longer than originally planned, and takes in most Brazilian cities as well as dates in Lisbon, Porto and Buenos Aires, was the brainchild of Rita herself, who chose many of the classics, like ‘Águas de Março’, ‘Arrastão’, ‘Vida de Bailarina’, ‘O Bêbado e a Equilibrista’, ‘Como Nossos Pais’, ‘Alô, Alô Marciano’, ‘Maria, Maria’ and ‘Fascinação’.
Fans in need of a sneak preview should check out the well-received CD or DVD of the show, which were awarded platinum certification for 80,000 and 50,000 sales, respectively.