Beleza Music

funkalicious samba soul - for alot more info ;o )

United by musical interests that include samba, funk, soul, blues, bossa, jazz and Spanish flamenco; Humberto Oliveira Sales and Madeline Holly Sales blend the melodic, rhythmic and harmonic riches from North and South America. Berto, native to Brazil, pursued a formal education in classical guitar. His knowledge of Brazilian rhythms and study of Spanish Flamenco add to the unique finger picking style he uses. Madeline brings with her the strong influence of soul, jazz and blues. She sings in Portuguese, English and Spanish. Her sensual, rich voice, playful interpretations, and strong stage presence make their combination extremely unique.
The duo performed and taught on the University of Virginia’s Central American Enrichment Voyage in December of 2010. They have performed in Brazil, Turkey, Austria, and continue to perform regionally in the United States.

Been Gone A While and Transformation

Madeline returns to the blog with an update about her health journey, feminine embodiment, and transformation. I’ve been gone a while. This could be metaphorical and the time much longer. At the beginning of 2016, I entered into what for me felt like ‘the great humbling’ - a health crisis that swept over me and brought in any peripheral psychological and emotional challenges that had been stagnant

Watch Full Episodes Online of Charlottesville Inside-Out on PBS | City Schoolyard Garden; Beleza Music (#1008)

We had such fun with Terri for our interview with Charlottesville Inside Out. In case you missed it, here is a link to the Episode. It begins with a great feature of the City Schoolyard Garden Project and our segment begins at 13:25 halfway through :-) We love our town! Get the scoop on City Schoolyard Garden, an organization that is enhancing academic learning and healthy living skills through hands-on experience in schoolyard gardens. Find your samba soul groove with Beleza Music, a popular husband and wife musical team. (#1008)

Hello beautiful people. Anyone have/know of a room in the southern Outerbanks we could rent during the first week of June (currently checking AirBnB). We will be playing for the Ocrafolk Music & Storytelling Festival (woot woot!!) during the 1st weekend of June and then for a wedding in Avon on June 10th. We'd love to stay down south in between :)

Very excited to see tonight's episode of Charlottesville Inside Out.! "This Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on CVIO, find your samba soul groove with a popular husband and wife musical team; then get the scoop on an organization that is enhancing academic learning and healthy living skills through hands-on experience in schoolyard gardens! City Schoolyard Garden"

Madeline will be joining Berto for his second set at The Bebedero tonight on the Charlottesville DowntownMall 6:30-9:00. Come say hi :)

Fun facts. Berto LOVES driving boats. Madeline loves qi gong. Both love the ocean and its magic. Happy Monday :)

We had so much fun at Carnival at Glass House Winery. Madeline's sister and her family came out and little Miss Holly Ann stole the show for the first set with her excitement and dancing :-) Thanks to all for coming out to celebrate!

Videos (See all)

I Wanna Be Like You from The Jungle Book
Decker - Just for Fun

Band Interests

we LOVE rhythm

Band Members

Madeline Holly-Sales - Vocals
Humberto Sales - guitar
and sometimes . . .
Dave Berzonsky - bass
Matt Wyatt - drums
Jeff Decker - sax (when we're lucky)


Current Location

Booking Agent

Madeline Holly-Sales
Other Charlottesville Artists
Ashburn Artists