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Flora Purim: Joy Of Flying

Giovanni Dadomo, Street Life, 3 April 1976

EVERYTHING you ever heard about Minnie Riperton is true about Flora Purim. Truer, in fact, for not only does the 34 year-old Brazilian singer have the gift of a six-octave vocal range — she also has the control, the intelligence and the musical environment and orientation required to extract the best from her unique throat's awesome possibilities. And with sometimes awesome but never less than fascinating results — witness only the range of tones and emotions spanned by Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly, Purim's recently released third solo album.

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