Flavia Coelho - Sonho Real (Le Label, Pias, 2016)
Sonho Real glows with the colours of the butterfly. There are hints of forro and ragga, frenzied ska rhythms and a dub nonchalance. The 14 tracks on the album stand alone as individual statements but work in sequence and flow as one. Brass section, guitars, keyboards, percussion, drums, bass and accordion blend into a consistent whole enhanced by the subtle mixing skills of Victor-Attila who provides a modern gloss with a vintage feel, all the while showcasing Flavia’s voice and harmonies: sensual, joyous with the innocence of childhood.