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Marya has been surrounded by good music since the day she was born. At age four, encouraged by her musician parents, Lizzie Bravo and Zé Rodrix, she started her career singing the Cremogema jingle in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. From then on, Marya has been singing and recording with major Brazilian stars such as Egberto Gismonti, Roberto Carlos, Milton Nascimento, Djavan, Joyce and many others.
In 1984, Marya moved to New York City with her mother and attended the Talent Unlimited program at Julia Richman High School, studying musical theatre. At 17, Marya auditioned for the musical Hair in its European tour where she stayed for six years. Back in Brazil since 1995, she has worked in more than 10 musicals, including Somos Irmãs, Cristal Bacharach, Lado a Lado com Sondheim, A Opera do Malandro (Portugal tours of 2005 & 2006) was Angela Maria in the musical Cauby, Cauby, is in the cast of "7 The Musical" from Charles Moeller and Claudio Botelho with original score by Ed Motta, and just opened in the new musical "Beatles in the sky with Diamonds" also from Moeller and Botelho.
In the year 2000 she auditioned to be a backing vocalist for Marisa Monte and toured Brazil and the world with the show Memórias, Crônicas e Declarações de Amor as well as recording the DVD of the same tour. It was during that period, surrounded by excellent musicians and a highly musical atmosphere that Marya slowly began to work on her solo CD.
In 2004, she was invited to do a solo show with her band. Marya gathered musicians from totally different backgrounds going from MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) to Rios hardcore underground sound. It was during this process that the concept for her work and the musical style she wanted to do was defined. Having these musicians, all long-time friends, was essential for the birth of the record, and musical producer Carlos Trilha was able to bring to life all that Marya had in her soul.
Most of the songs were written by Marya, along with some that were an influence in her life. Maryas band is: Cesinha on drums, Carlos Trilha keyboards and musical production, Nobru Pederneiras on guitar and Daniel Martins on bass.