She sings about romance and optimism in English and Portuguese.
Assad creates a moodier, but equally enthralling, complement to 2005's excellent Verde.
Assad's guitar technique and arrangements are impeccable, her singing sweet and alluring, her experimental flourishes tasteful and never intrusive -- all of which comes largely at the sacrifice of passion.
Tolstoy, Rasputin, and Teffi, One of Russia's Greatest Woman Writers
Cannes 2016: 'American Honey' + 'Uchenik'
Street Roving in 'Downtown 81' and 'Wild Style'
Robert Glasper: Everything's Beautiful: The Recordings of Miles Davis Reimagined by Robert Glasper
'Almost Holy': A Controversial Mission to Save Kids in Ukraine
Keith Urban: Ripcord
Till Human Faces Wake Us: Don DeLillo's 'Zero K'
Cannes 2016: Survivors of Dictatorship Tell Their Stories in 'Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy'
"At just over an hour, a lot happens in this broadly gestured, melodramatic story set in Transylvania.