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Marília Mendonça's Live Album Is A Beckon For Women In Brazil

Mendonça, one of Brazil's most popular pop stars, is solidifying her reputation as the face of a new genre: "feminejo," which is injecting a female perspective into the region's pop-country music.

Last August, in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia, took the stage at a surprise concert. She repeated the surprise show in 10 other cities in the country. Brazilian crowds are known for their passion, but Mendonça's fans sang along with special excitement because the shows were announced and , five of this album's videos are currently on Brazil's YouTube Top 40.

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