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Born in São Paulo in 1971, Mônica Salmaso has surfaced as one of the finest young voices among the new talents of Brasil. She started her musical carear singing in a "comedy" directed by the award winning Gabriel Villela.

Besides her music studies at the University Santa Marcelina in São Paulo, Mônica has recorded and performed with important Brazilian artists like Edu Lobo, Eduardo Gudin, Jose Miguel Wisnik, Marlui Miranda, Guinga,Nelson Ayres, and the Jazz Symphonic Orchestra of São Paulo. Besides recording Antonio Carlos Jobim's Children's Game for Brazilian Television, she was one of the soloists on the album Canções de Ninar by Paulo Tatit and Sandra Peres. The CD won Brasil's "Premio Sharp - 95" as Best Recording for Children.

Mônica is also the principal soloist on Notícias dum Brasil the latest CD by the important Brazilian composer Eduardo Gudin.

In 1995 she recorded Afro-Sambas, a voice and guitar album, arranged and produced by Brazilian guitarist Paulo Bellinati. The CD premiered the complete Afro-Sambas by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes, including the famous Berimbau and Consolação.

"...she has the best voice I have heard in recent years."  Edu Lobo

"When I listened to Mônica Salmaso for the first time, I was immediately fascinated with her precise and powerful voice, which ranges from low to high with beautiful colors, uniquely her own. Her intonation is naturally perfect, always complimenting her musical interpretations. "  Jose Miguel Wisnik

"...warm and profound voice, secure in all ranges. She is one of the outstanding vocalists of the nineties. Watch out for this wonderful voice."  O Estado de São Paulo

"Monica Salmaso's voice is the embodiment of 'Saudade' - an untranslatable word that describes an unescapable and deeply beguiling melancholy/nostalgia."  Tony Morris, Classical Guitar Alive

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