Sofia Ribeiro is one of the greatest voices from Portugal, a magnificent singer who has the ability to immediately attract the listener to her unique musical universe. With a solid background in jazz studies, a very deep connection to Portuguese traditional music, and endless hours of listening to Brazilian legendary musicians, Sofia’s artistry challenges the boundaries of music labels. Well-known for her strong and emotional performances, the multi- awarded Portuguese singer has captivated audiences all over the world with her warm and charming sound.
With over 8 albums as a leader, Sofia has been touring all over the world for the past 12 years. She has won several international vocal prizes, such as the vocal jazz competitions “Voicingers” (Poland, 2008) and the “Crest Jazz Vocal” (France, 2010) and the second prize at the Brussels “Young Jazz Singers” competition (Belgium, 2005). Her previous album ’Ar’ has received the prize “Révélation” from the famous magazine Jazzman (Paris, France).
“Mar Sonoro” is a journey where emotions, images and poetry interact through Sofia’s splendid voice and a superb ensemble of international top musicians based in New York. Blending elements of jazz, Brazilian and Portuguese music, the new album is once again the result of the powerful combination of this exceptional singer’s talent as a vocalist and composer with the brilliant arrangements and production of Colombian pianist Juan Andrés Ospina, including several original compositions, two traditional ‘fados’, and adaptations of poems by Portuguese writers Fernando Pessoa and Sophia de Mello Breyner, and also by the Colombian writer José Asunción Silva.