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Kay Lyra: Just a Silly Game

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Brazilian vocalist Kay Lyra boasts an impeccable pedigree. Her father is Carlos Lyra, who, alongside Antonio Carlos Jobim, is recognized as bossa nova’s co-father. Her mother is the American model, actress, writer and occasional singer Kate Lyra. Her husband is composer, arranger, guitarist and singer Maurício Maestro, whose career ignited a few years before Kay was born in 1971. Lyra is a household name in Rio, and fans worldwide recognize Carlos’ stellar work. But Kay, with two previous albums under her belt, remains largely unknown to Stateside listeners, a gap the Sunnyside label now hopes to fill.

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