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Desencabulada (Popular Beat Combo Remix)

from Maita Remixed by Luísa Maita

  • São Paulo-based singer Luísa Maita has been hailed as “The New Voice of Brazil” by National Public Radio. The Maita Remixed EP offers a fresh perspective on one of Brazil's most exciting new talents.

    "A good remix can be a work of art, and there are seven of them on this album. A stunning success of imagination meeting content." – Allmusic

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Malcolm Francis, of Popular Beat Combo, is an award-winning producer and composer who has created remixes for Etta James, Willie Nelson, Donna Summer, Jack White and many others. He writes and produces music for MTV, Discovery Channel and HBO. After being based in New York City for 20 years, Francis recently relocated to the wilds of Vermont.


A made up word, desencabulada means the opposite of shy, being bold and at ease, a woman in a sensual state. A tribute to Brazilian women, the song tells of girl from the Rio de Janeiro hills losing herself in the music at a baile funk dance. It's a traditional samba with a funk beat.


It happened at a Baile funk*
She got home late at night
Wanton, almost nude
Still whistling the refrain

Isabel, brunette,
Curly hair
A poem of waist and mouth
With a bright, seductive gaze

It happened at a Baile funk,
She danced, madly
Her sweat bathed her many partners
She sang the refrain with no shame…

*baile funk – a party featuring Rio funk music (a genre with origins in Miami Bass)


Foi num baile funk
E chegou de madrugada
Desencabulada, quase tava nua
Inda assoviava um refrão

Isabel, morena
Do cabelo cacheado
Uma poesia de cintura e boca
De olhar atento e sudutor

Foi num baile funk,
Dançou, deseperada
Seu suor banhava os parceiros muitos
O refrão cantava sem pudor...


from Maita Remixed, released November 9, 2010


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Sultry, seductive and infused with that inimitable samba swing, the music of Luísa Maita embodies the modern spirit of Brazil. Inspired by the bustling urban life found in her native city of São Paulo, Luísa has a contemporary vibe with influences from alternative pop and downtempo electronic music melded with an acoustic foundation deeply rooted in samba, bossa nova and MPB. ... more

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