Brilliant work from the legendary Maria Bethania
– a singer who might be looking a few years older on the cover, but who still has all the tremendous power of her youth! Maria
's vocals are tremendous, and set up in these beautiful arrangements that blend samba-styled percussion and guitar with some occasional fuller orchestrations – but always in a way that's very understated, so that the lady herself is right up front in the lead – almost never needing the other instrumentation at all, since her presence is more than enough to hold us rapt. Arrangements are by Letieres Leite, and the set features guest appearances from Caetano and Moreno Veloso – on titles that include "A Mangueira E La No ceu", "A Flor E O Espinho/
Sombras Da Agua", "Luz Negra", "Sei La Mangueira", "Maria Bethania
A Menina Dos Olhos De Oya", and "Historias Pra Ninar Gente Grande".