Maartje Rikhof aka Martie is a Dutch singer who lives in Rio de Janeiro and works with the best Brazilian musicians. "Quem te Viu" is her debut album released on Dot Time Records. Originally from the Netherlands, Martie relocated to Brazil to further pursue her love of the Brazilian MPB (Música popular brasileira), a style made famous by the likes of João Gilberto and Tom Jobim. In Brazil, Martie teamed up with Brazilian pianist and producer Claudio Dauelsberg resulting in the production of this album.
Quem te Viu features the creme de la creme of the Brazilian music scene and presents a set of MPB classics along with reinterpretations of the Lennon and McCartney classic “Black Bird” and Sting’s “Thousand Years”. This Album is contemporary Brazilian music at it’s best. When asked about this production Martie stated “There is nothing logical about this, it all resulted from the experience of living in a globalized and increasingly connected world.” Quem te Viu is an album for lovers of latin music, it doesn’t get any more real than this.