Miúcha, the Voice of Bossa Nova

Liliane Mutti & Daniel Zarvos / , & / 2022

Bossa Nova legend Miúcha recounts a career in the shadow of her Brazilian compatriots and a tyrannical marriage to the equally legendary João Gilberto.

You most likely know her voice, but probably not her name. Brazilian singer Miúcha was usually overshadowed by the male Bossa Nova stars she performed with. She was known as Chico Buarque’s sister, Vinicius de Morares’ student, João Gilberto’s second wife and as the voice that accompanied Stan Getz’s saxophone. But even in a male-dominated world, Mifia’s voice could not be held back. This is the story of an inspirational artist told through her own letters, home videos and audio diaries. A story of Brazilian music, of representing a culture to the rest of the world, and of letting go and returning home. A compelling tale that both brings a smile to your face and conjures up dreams of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.