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I have been blessed to play music and sing with some of the most talented and beautiful people around the world, and who have gifted me with exquisite memories.

                                                                                  Eterna gratitud.

"Terra Coda" was a name we gave to a musical group we formed in Rio de Janeiro with Marcos Vela on lead guitar and vocals,Tetê Capell on percussion, Eduardo Falero on percussion, Zezito Cavaco on cavaquinho, and me on vocals and guitar. (1999-2000)

Overjoyed Stevie Wonder coverMaria Figueredo and Marcos Aristides (recorded in Rio de Janeiro)
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Dança da solidao (Paulo Cesar Baptista De Faria) & Feitiço da Vila (Noel Rosa) Rio de Janeiro - 4 abril 2000Terra Coda (feat. Maria Figueredo)
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In 2003, my friend, Salim Farah and I formed a band with the Henoud  brothers to play some shows. An intimate smaller show was held to 50 people in 2003, and then in 2004 we had a large performance for over 200 people in the Maureen Forraster Hall in Kitchener. The tracks below are from the 2004 show. Terrific Lebanese rhythms fusingwith the Latin sounds!

Eres todo en mí(Cover of Santa Esmeralda) Maria Figueredo, with Salim Farah, and Henoud brothers in a live show at Wilfrid Laurier University.
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Bésame mucho (Cover, Consuelo Velázquez)S. Farah (lead guitar), M. Figueredo (vocals, guitar), J. Henoud (bass), D. Henoud (drums)
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Garota de Ipanema (Cover, V. de Moraes & A. Carlos Jobim) Performed live at Wilfrid Laurier University (2004)S. Farah (guitar), M. Figueredo (lead vocals, guitar), J. Henoud (bass), D. Henoud (drums)
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One of the first collaborations I have been blessed to work with was with the very talented keyboardist and good-hearted person, Tony Hansen. We met in a church youth group in the 1980s, a setting which was an answer to my prayers ... to be able to sing to the Lord and praise God through song and music. Tony and I had an affitnity for writing music and creating resonances of word and sound that set the heart and soul aflight. We wrote many songs together, including the one below titled "Thee". We often gathered inspiration from literature...this one from Kahlil Gibran and Shakespeare.

Thee: Original by M. Figueredo and Tony Hansen (with performance by the Leslie Spit Trio)

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Sound quality 

Disclaimer: the sound is a little "vintage" on this track as it was a transfer from the original cassette I have in my files, that was recorded and mastered at McClear Pathé Studio in Toronto. We will soon see if a re-mastered version can be made available.

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