Celebrate ‘A Very ChimyTina Christmas’ with Martina DaSilva and Dan Chmielinski: Videos

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One annual Checkout tradition is to pinpoint innovative takes on the holiday canon.

DaSilva, perhaps best known as the front woman for the Ladybugs, makes her songwriting debut with “Diamonds and Pearls,” partly inspired by Sex and the City and Jennifer Lopez.

In conversation, DaSilva and Chmielinski talk about their backgrounds as musical prodigies. They each hail from Catholic backgrounds. DaSilva, whose father hails from Rio de Jaineiro, Brazil, outlines the specific ways she celebrates the holidays: it includes a morning Pagodes, where her family engages in a samba drum circle, followed by going to a churrascaria steakhouse, and brimming glasses of caipirinhas (served with a twist of passionfruit).

Watch DaSilva and Chmielinski take on a unique version of “I’ll Know My Love (Greensleeves),” inspired from Beverly Kenney Sings for Johnny Smith (1955).

Dan Chmielinski and Martina DaSilva, whose new album is 'A Very ChimyTina Christmas'

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