New Directions: Bridge Street Live in Collinsville

Anyone hailed as Best New Artist in Brazil, home of Antonio Carlos Jobim, João and Astrud Gilberto, Carmen Miranda, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Seu Jorge, has a lot to live up to. One listen to Lero-Lero, though, Luísa Maita's debut album out on Cumbancha Discovery, and you'll know she's ready to jump right in. Go see her at Bridge Street before she becomes a household name.

Luísa Maita, Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m., $15-$25, Bridge Street Live, 41 Bridge Street, Collinsville, (860) 693-9762,

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