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Maria Rita sings Elis Regina and pays homage to Marielle Franco at the end of Virada Cultural

The singer performed on Sunday evening at Palco Butantã, closing the event that began late Saturday afternoon.

Maria Rita closed the Cultural turning point 2024 on Palco Butantã with a setlist full of hits and singing in front of an audience that also watched from a stage – at the windows of the houses right in front of the stage.

The start of the show was marked by a delay of more than 40 minutes, raising audience expectations for the show. To the sound of “she is the best singer in Brazil”, Maria Rita went on stage and was greeted by an ovation, moving everyone from the first notes.

“Let’s pay homage to Mrs. Mum… are you coming with me?”, he proposed before interpreting The drunkard and the treadmill, one of the highlights of the show. During the song she paid tribute to Marielle Franco, who was murdered in 2018.

Maria Rita modified the song immortalized in the voice of Elis Regina with The show must go on, by Arlindo Cruz, in another extraordinary moment of his performance: a photo of him appeared on the screen while the artist sang the line ‘with so many people gone…’

When you sing Brave boy, the singer even passed the microphone to the audience, who sang along to each verse with enthusiasm. Very comfortable, Maria Rita also took off her sneakers to enjoy the moment she was creating even more.

“I am deeply grateful for the affection,” she said, visibly moved, in the final words of the show. “I’m excited because singing here, in my city, is always a great pleasure. I always find an excuse to return to Sao Paulo”, she added.

“The importance of an initiative that allows people to access culture and art for free is immense, and I hope this project lives on. We all need it. A country without culture is a country without memory,” he said. reflected.

Source: Terra

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