Beginning her career in 1996 singing gospel music in various evangelical churches in Salvador, Bahia, Donna Liu, singer and composer, presents innovative and inspiring compositions to an audience that craves new things in the music industry today. Legends of Brazilian Popular Music (MPB) like Jorge Ben, Baden Powell and Elis Regina are the major musical influences of the new MPB. See video below.
Donna Liu has worked with famous names of music, such as the maestro Sergio Souto, singer Manuela Rodrigues, and dance as a teacher, choreographer and dancer, with choreographer Mestre King, in the project Opaxorô. Besides already having been part of several music groups, dance and theater, this representative of Brazilian black music honed her vocal skills and expertise with a background in speech therapy at the Federal University of Bahia – UFBA. “Music requires a lot of study and discipline from you,” says the singer and speech therapist.
Black music, in its various forms, Rap, Soul, R & B, Samba, Blues and Jazz, has always been a part of the brilliant career of Donna Liu. It was from these influences that she made a musical montage Samba por um triz, in 2010, reviving classic sambas from our music, through reinterpretations of well-known sambas. She believes “Samba is also Black music”! Donna Liu’s compositions are inspired by real, personal stories, that happened in her life as revealed in songs like “Meu Alvo”, “A gente se entende” and “Minha Preta”.
Donna Liu was a striking presence on the last album of her friend and partner Afro Jhow Sem Luta não há Vitória (Without Struggle There is No Victory), putting her voice in almost the entire disk as a background vocalist, in vocal constructions and in partnership with the rapper in the compositions, showing her musical versatility . She also participated in two tracks on the recently released album Sinceramente de seu irmão (Sincerely from your brother) by Mr. DKO (rapper), and other works of current rappers in Salvador’s music scene such as DaGanja Mc, Deneshi and the group Primazia. She joined the recent Tocandomblé project of the group O Kontra, idealized by multi-instrumentalist Nei Sacramento.
With aspirations to conquer an audience that appreciates and admires Black Music, Donna Liu will soon release new compositions, like the video of the song “Meu Alvo” with identification and respect to African ancestry and with the support of the people of Bahia.
Source: Gramática da Ira