Luísa Maita is a singer-songwriter from São Paulo who's been getting lots of attention in the international press with the release of her album Lero-Lero outside of Brazil (she was in Toronto last week as part of her first North American tour.) Luísa became famous when she was featured singing in the promotional video for the Rio Olympics. She writes most of her music and her sound is a smooth samba/bossa-nova concoction ready-made for the international market. She is technically competent, but her music and voice sound a lot like what I've heard before from this new crop of female Brazilian singers, like Céu, Gisele de Santi and Clara Moreno. Hopefully her upcoming remix album for Lero-Lero will spice things up a bit.