About Telma

This is Telma’s Story

Since 2005 Telma taught herself to sing and started in Brazilian music. She went to Rio in 2008 and recorded her first CD, "Reconvexo" at Estudios Soma, produced by Zeca Barros and Marcos Aristides. She chose New York as the launching pad for her Reconvexo tour and was directed by Grammy-nominated Brazilian Producer Victor Chicri. As a result of the tour and her longstanding love affair with dance, Telma recorded her first self-penned composition, "Dance Her Soul," together with Victor Chicri.

After her first record, Telma took private voice lessons with Yael Miller, an avant-garde revelation of creative singing. She began participating in samba circles, music festivals, private parties, and jazz club performances.

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A native of San Salvador, El Salvador, has lived most of her life between Europe and New York. Her most recent performances in Manhattan include "A Vida da Artista" at Somethin' Jazz Club, performing a selection of songs mainly by Chico Buarque. Through the music selection, she aims to walk the various stages in the life of the artist. Also, her show "Telma Sings Bolero" at Bonafide Club showcased classics of Latin-American boleros.

Her latest videoclip was recorded in Rio, performing the samba-canção “Nunca” of Lupicínio Rodrigues, and produced by Domenico Lancellotti – who has collaborated with various MPB names such as Adriana Calcanhotto, Caetano Veloso, and Zabelê.

Telma now lives in New York and gives crisp presentations and joins popular "Rodas de Samba".


“She is so strong, her eyes of glass hold the city” (Dance Her Soul)

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