SOL NEGRO, Virginia Rodrigues’s first album, produced by Celso Fonseca and with artistic direction by Caetano Veloso, featured participations by Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento and Djavan. The album was well received in the United States and Europe, with the artist receiving rave reviews: The Times of London wrote: “The new Diva of Brazilian Music, the 33-year old artist from Bahia, has stunned all of Brazil with her debut album Sol Negro; a rich mix of African and Portuguese influences with grass roots samba”.