TETEL Di Babuya
Singer / Songwriter / Violinist
Cantora / Compositora / Violinista
Tetel Di Babuya is a Jazz-influenced Brazilian singer-songwriter and violinist. She performs and composes in both English and Portuguese, creating a compelling sound that blends (and stirs) Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova and Standards, old and new.
As an accomplished professional violinist, Tetel Di Babuya has played with some of the most renowned orchestras in Brazil, and in her solo career, audiences are drawn to her passionate and entertaining live performances. Her songwriting is deeply personal, melodically original, and lyrically surprising, displaying a subtle and ironic sense of humor.
Her debut album, Meet Tetel, introduces listeners to Tetel’s musical inventiveness and compelling storytelling. Her unique style reflects the influence of Amy Winehouse and Ella Fitzgerald, while tapping into an emotional evocativeness reminiscent of Nina Simone, Dinah Washington and Billie Holiday, and the sensitivity of Melody Gardot, Madeleine Peyroux, and Norah Jones.
Meet Tetel, and discover a distinct and memorable vocalist and songwriter.
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By Tetel Di Babuya (Singer – Songwriter – Violinist) Baking a cake one day when I was a teenager, I went to my computer to put on some music. I thought I would finally give a listen to this woman called Ella Fitzgerald. The first album recommended by the search I did...
By Tetel Di Babuya (Singer – Songwriter – Violinist) Like everyone around the planet, I’ve been struggling with emotional issues brought up by the pandemic: fear, gratitude, anxiety, depression, frustration, so on and so forth. From this short list, it’s obvious that...
Sometimes he’s cross with me
But tenderness I see
I am positively spellbound
For to me, my man,
that one man only
Makes the world go round
“For One Man Only” Lyrics by Tetel Di Babuya, published by Larador Music, Inc.
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