Brazilian Neo-Soul: Could Tássia Reis be Brazil’s answer to Jill Scott? With a mixture of Jazz, Samba and Rap, artist plans big things for 2016!

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Note from BW of Brazil: This blogger first became aware of the up and coming artist Tássia Reis perhaps sometime back in 2013 after seeing the video for her song “Meu Rapjazz”. Listening to her smooth Jazz tinged vocals and sparse Neo-Soul influenced productions reminded me of a number of mid to late ’90s/early 2000s black American artists experimenting with an updated take on Classic Soul sounds of the 1970s, particularly Jill Scott. But Tássia is no one’s clone! The moods she brings on her short 2014 EP debut come from her own soul…and what Soul it is! With a new year and the success of her first release, we anxiously await to see what she has in store for 2016! And if you’re not familiar with Tássia, who we briefly introduced to our readers early in 2014 and again late last year, be sure to check out the interview…

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