Canta Samba, the new album by Lilian Vieira Grupo, shows us the many sides of samba, known all over the world as the dance music of the Brazilian carnaval, exciting, majestic and exuberant. The samba has its origins in Africa and is the voice and the rhythm of the Brazilian people. However, the samba has many nuances — each culture in Brazil has its own variation resulting in many different styles, from the traditional roda de samba to the samba soul, bossa nova and many more. Lilian Vieira Grupo celebrates the romanticism of Brazilian music throughout the centuries, Lilian Vieira has been living in The Netherlands for 25 years and is known internationally as the singer of Brazilectro formation Zuco 103. ‘Vieira immediately convinces everybody with her warm, charming stage presence’ (NRC).