When your whole existence is a fight for survival, it's only natural that the fierceness shows even in the most delicate frames.
As a black woman, with physical disabilities, singer and songwriter Yzalú, from São Paulo, Brazil, surely has a lot of strength to add to her art, be it by adding emotional guitars to Brazilian rap classics or by singing about her own life, such as we hear on "Minha bossa é treta".
"Bossa" is a therm that describes a Brazilian genre ("bossa nova") known for its chillness, calm elegance, while "treta" is a Brazilian slang that describes a beef or a disposition to fight hard for something.
So, when Yzalú says her bossa is treta, she's pretty much saying that sometimes reality is too tough to allow her to be as smooth as she's expected to be - or, also, she could be saying that her strength has sharped her in such a way that conveys even in the smoothest moments - what, like this jazzy track shows, is very true.
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About the curator: Ana Clara Ribeiro
Music, art and entertainment have always played a big role in the life of Ana Clara Ribeiro. She grew up in Gurupi (an inland city in Tocantins, the youngest State of Brazil), listening to all kinds of music, reading, writing, watching stuff and connecting them to her personal beliefs and other ideas she read about.
As she became a lawyer and a writer, all the topics to which she is constantly exposed continued to give her insights about life, people and the universe, through the lenses of art.
Nowadays, when she isn’t analyzing lawsuits or producing content about Law, Marketing, Business or Music, she is certainly doing something related to her various personal and professional projects, always to the sound of a playlist as eclectic as her life.