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Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
After graduating in Music Education from São Paulo University, Téka studied at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Téka has performed and recorded with Brazilian legends Hermeto Pascoal, Gilberto Gil, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira as well as Grammy award-winner and Academy Award-nominated pianist/composer Roger Kellaway.
Her first CD, Garden Planet, included original music with an environmental theme. Both Garden Planet and her second release, Watercolours of Brazil, received high praise from critics and audiences. Reviewing those first two albums, The Los Angeles Times wrote, “Like João Gilberto, Téka brings everything into a unified expression, combining her vocal lines and rhythmic guitar accompaniments into a single, elegantly buoyant musical blend.”
Her latest release, So Many Stars, was described by the International Review of Music as “a definitive statement that she has matured into a gifted, world-class musical artist. Téka has a summer evening breeze quality to her voice always. She is as smoooooooooooth as bossa nova can be and that is very smooth indeed.”
This performance was originally recorded live on July 18, 2019, at Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA.