Ana Carams music is defined by the blending of traditional Brazilian rhythms with the sounds of American Jazz. She is a true prot'g' of Antonio Carlos Jobim who sought to bring the musical culture of Brazil and the United States together. It can be said that Jobim's greatest contribution to music was combining the samba with the sounds of 50's West Coast Jazz. Taking Jobim's lead Ana Caram's Hollywood Rio blends the sounds of her roots in her native Sao Paolo with the music of Los Angeles.
The album Hollywood Rio is Caram's tribute to the music of Hollywood. Combining her sultry voice and passionate Brazilian flare with L.A.'s cool electric sound Caram sings such Hollywood classics such as "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" from the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and "As Time Goes By" from Bogart's Casablanca. Together with Michel Friedenson's rich electric orchestral arrangements Hollywood Rio is a 21st century look at Hollywood past.