Project: Ivan Lins


Carioca by birth, singer by trade, Kenia’s talent embodies the best of the modern Braziian sound. It’s a romantic and exciting cross between pop and bossa. In this CD Kenia sings her favorite songs of Ivan Lins’ song book.

After taking a few years off to focus on raising her two sons and studying music, Kenia started her own label, Mooka Records and produced a CD consisting entirely of Ivan Lins’ compositions, “PROJECT: IVAN LINS”. This project also features special guests such as Romero Lubambo, Jay Ashby and Ivan Lins, himself, who sings 2 duets with Kenia, on “Closer to me” (Mudanca dos Ventos) and “Even you and I” (Lembra). Although this is perhaps Kenia’s most Brazilian project to date, she never seems to lose that “certain something” that has always made her music transcend geographic and musical boundaries.


Album Credits:
Kenia – Vocals
Ivan Lins – Vocal/Electric Piano/Keyboards
Jon Werking – Keyboards/ Acoustic Piano
Jeff Ciampa – Guitar
Leo Traversa – Bass
Toni Igoe – Drums
Marco Brito – Acoustic Piano
Marty Ashby – Guitar
Silvio Mazzuka – Guitar
Teo Lima – Drums
Jay Ashby – Trombone/ Drums/ Percussion/ Background Vocals/ Keyboards
Romero Lubambo – Guitar/Cavaquinho
Sergio Brandao – Bass/Cavaquinho/Percussion
Duduka Da Fonseca – Drums/Percussion
Deno Distegano – Background Vocals
Dwayne Dolphin – Acoustic Bass
Roger Humphries – Drums
Executive Producer – Megan Harrington
Engineered by – Dino Distegano
Recorded at – Acoustic Recordings (Brooklyn, NY), Gallco Enterprises (New York, NY) and Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (Pittsburgh, PA)
Mixed at – Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
Photography – John Glifford, Mark Russo, Fred Kipp, and Iris Darwin Parker