In a career spanning over forty years Maria Bethania has sold over 28 million albums. Beloved of Brazilians for her expressive and dusky voice, this documentary, The Voice of Brazil, captures the singer as she spends time with family, records a new CD and prepares for a major concert. Interviews with her mother and brother Caetano Veloso shed light on her life and her passions. Through it all, Maria Bethania herself demonstrates her feelings about music as she slides seamlessly from prose to poetry to song.
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This film originally aired as part of Doc-Debut, a series on Link TV highlighting unique and groundbreaking international documentary films. Each week features the US television premiere of a new foreign doc, offering American audiences unprecedented perspectives on world events and culture, as seen through the eyes of individuals across the globe. The series also provides a unique outlet for films by independent directors and producers to reach a much wider international audience.