Known for her 2007 “Boa Sorte” hit collab single with Ben Harper, Vanessa da Mata, performed in The House of Blues, Lake Buena Vista two days ago. The former basketball player, model and med student gained her fame in Brazil due to her velvety Bossa Nova songforms with smooth Reggae elements on her 2007 album, Sim. Da Mata was awarded with a Latin Grammy for this album.
Vanessa Sigiane da Mata Ferreira was born in 1976 in Brazil and started her music career at the age of 16. Self-taught, Vanessa listened to very different genres in her childhood; from Luiz Gonzaga to Tom Jobim, and from Milton Nascimento to Orlando Silva
. She is definitely one to keep an eye on as the time has come for U.S. audiences to become fully acquainted with this Brazilian singer.