AboutSônia Rosa (real name Sonia Angelica De Carvalho Rosa) is a Brazilian singer, born on October 17, 1949 in São Paulo, Brazil. Born in a wealthy family, she began to play the guitar at the age of six and refined her musicality by learning João Gilberto songs, eventually breaking out as a bossa nova singer as a teenager. After contacting Lisa Ono's father, who ran a club in São Paulo, she moved to Japan making her debuting in 1970, being produced by saxophone player Sadao Watanabe. She sung in live performances with him. Rosa soon met Yuji Ohno, who was playing the piano on a day when Watanabe couldn't appear. He led her into TV themes and commercial music work, and released seminal album Spiced With Brazil(1974). Since the latter half of the 1980s, she has been devoted to raising her children, but in response to the growing re-evaluation of her music, she released a new album Depois Do Nosso Tempo(2006), produced by Miko DJ Taro.