Singer and Actress
Winner of two Best Album Latin Grammys Awards, Mart'nália has recorded 12 Studio albums, 4 Live CDs and 4 Live DVDs.
Mart’nália plays the samba since she was born. Followed her father, Martinho da Vila, at the Vila Isabel’s samba circles still very young, when she fell in love with the rhythm. It was there that she learned how to dance the samba, sing, playing the guitar and the tambourine. She began her professional career at age 16, doing backing vocals for her father beside her sister, Analimar. In the mid 1990s, she began making presentations on the circuit of bars, nightclubs and theatres in Rio de Janeiro, which culminated in the release of her first samba album Minha Cara.
Mart’nália had the privilege of becoming sponsored by big names of Brazilian popular music thanks to her father. Caetano Veloso was the artistic director of her Pé de meu Samba album and composed the title track, and Maria Bethânia directed Menino do Rio. From these two albums, Mart’nália began to attract greater media attention performing live throughout the country, paving the way for international tours through Europe and Africa.