Brazilian singer and songwriter Anne Simoni displays a mastery of complex Brazilian rhythms in her music and a facility for romantic ballads that evoke a serene sense of place. Her performances are a seductive blend of samba, bossa nova, baião and originals, making tropical beats accessible to a broader audience. Her debut CD, titled Minas Terra, offers a mix of Brazilian rhythms and pop songs with broad appeal, sung in Portuguese and English. These songs are both biographical and inspirational, tracking the twists and turns of her life defined by loss, love, hope and renewal. Anne Simoni is the FIRST PRIZE world music category and THIRD PRIZE overall WINNER in the 14th USA Songwriting Competition with her song 'PAPAGAIO'.