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Flora Purim Edit Profile


Flora Purim, Brazilian, American Singer.


Purim, Flora was born on March 6, 1942 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Daughter of Naum and Rachel (Vaisberg) Purim. came to the United States, 1967.


Student, University California at Long Beach. Graduate, California State University.


With, Radio Corporation of America Records, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil., 1965-1967;with, Buddah Records, New York City, 1969-1971;with, CTI Records, New York City, 1971-1973;with, Warner Brothers Records.


  • Other Work

    • Composer-lyricist: (with Airto Moreira) Seeds on the Ground, 1970, Natural Feelings, 1969, Free, 1971, Fingers, 1972, Identity, 1975, Promises of the Sun, 1976. Solo albums Butterfly Dreams, 1973, Stories to Tell, 1974, Open Your Eyes You Can Fly, 1976, 500 Miles High in Montreaux, 1976, Encounter, 1977, Nothing Will Be As It Was Tomorrow, 1977. Album Virgin Land, 1972.

      (with Chick Corea) albums Return to Forever, 1972, Light as a Feather, 1973. (with Carlos Santana) album Welcome, 1973, Borboletta, 1974. Composer/lyricist: (with Stanley Clarke) Light as a Feather, 1972, (with Airto Moreira, Neville Potter) San Francisco River, 1972, (with McCoy Tyner) Search for Peace, 1974, (with George Duke) Love Reborn, 1973, Feel, 1974, (with Airto Moreira) Alue, 1969, (with Hermeto Paschoal) We Love, 1970, A Brazilian Love Affair.

      (with Ernie Hood) Mountain Train, 1974, (with Duke Pearson) How Insensitive, 1969, It Could Only Happen with You, 1970, (with Airto and Deodato) Deodata/Airto in Concert, 1973, That's What She Said, Everday Every Night, Humble People, 1985 (Grammy nomination), The Magicians (Grammy nomination), The Sun Is Out, 1987. Producer: (with Moreira) I'm Fine, How Are You, 1977 (Named Number 1 Female Singer Deserving Wider Recognition, Down Beat Critics Poll 1974, Number 1 Established Female Singer, Down Beat Readers' Poll 1974, 75, 76, 77, 78, Top Female Jazz Artist, Record World 1974, 76, Top New Female Jazz Artist Cash Box 1974).


Married daughter by previous marriage, Niura Band. Married Airto Moreira, March 19, 1972. 1 daughter, Diana.

Naum Purim

Rachel (Vaisberg) Purim

daughter by previous marriage

Airto Moreira