From the moment one hears "Girl from
Ipanema," the show's opening theme
song, along with Cenir's deep, sultry
voice a Brazilian fantasy begins.
Cenir has been reaching discriminating
listeners with her radio show on KUVO
since 1993, and was subsequently chosen
has having "the sexist voice on Denver's
air waves" in 1996 by Westword Magazine.
Born in the state of Espirito Santo,
Brazil, Cenir was raised in Rio de
Janeiro and possesses a well-
rounded knowledge of Brazilian music.
Her program features most genres of
Brazilian music including samba,
choro, bossa nova, Brazilian jazz,
and MPB to name a few.
Cenir stays abreast of the rapidly
changing musical scene in Brazil.
Always on the lookout for new music
on trips to Rio and here in the U.S.,
she replenishes her collection of
Brazilian CDs now numbering over
Cenir's education is extensive. She
obtained an undergraduate degree,
from UFRJ (Federal University of
Rio); a Masters degree from Colorado
University at Boulder; and a Ph.D.
from the University of Virginia where
she started her radio program, at WTJU,
in 1990. Her degrees are in ancient
Greek and Latin.
She is also the producer of a new CD,
"Samba Groove," featuring singer,
song writer, and musician, Chico Meira,
along with the Aloisio Aguiar Trio.
Cenir resides in Boulder, Colorado.