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Rosa Passos’ Giant Step

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/11/2015 - 12:32 pm

Rosa Passos’ Giant Step
It happened last night.
After a dozen years, a handful of bi-coastal performances, two or there “guest” recordings and after surviving a smattering of import releases from a Brazilian-based label with more than its share of dubious credentials and questionable business practices, the spotlight finally found Rosa Passos, center stage at Ravinia Festival.
And we have the world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma to thank for it. Backstage, I asked him how he came across the Brazilian singer. “It was quite by accident,” he exclaimed. “It was all quite by accident.”
Accidents happen.
Ma, who stands nearly alone in the universe of class ...

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