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Nina Miranda's father is the Brazilian visual artist Luiz Aquila, her mother is English. She was born in Brazil, then moved to England and France. She wanted to be an opera singer when she was younger, and then studied art.
They extensively played the major venues and festivals all over UK and Europe, and in 2001 released a second album in the UK called Heroes Of Nature. Smoke City's songs, and other writing collaborations Nina has been involved with, are continuously used on films, TV and advertising worldwide. According to a podcast in their new band ZEEP's MySpace website, they state that because of record label pressure on Smoke City, they decided to end the band.
Nina Miranda has worked with a variety of artists, and has guested on tracks for Da Lata, Nitin Sawhney, Cirque du Soleil, Bebel Gilberto, Daniel Jobim, Antonio Chainho, Shrift, Spiller, Faze Action, Jah Wobble, Les Gammas, Troubleman, Arkestra 1, Hajime Yoshizawa and Robert Miles.