Saturday, January 31, 2009
SAMBAGURU'S NEW CD "TRIBO" IS AVAILABLE NOW!
Visit www.sambaguru.com to get your copy with DigStation!
Photography and Graphic Design of the CD by Caesar Lima:
Katia Moraes & Pure Samba
Saturday, February 21st from 9pm to 2am
At the Brazilian Carnaval @ the new HOLLYWWOD PALLADIUM! (A Live Nation Venue)
Also featuring Nation Beat, Tropidanza, Viver Brasil Dance Company, DJ Seduce, Mestre Amem & Capoeira Batuque, among others.
Monday, February 9 at 8pm @ Hotel Angeleno (Brentwood)
Where Sunset Blvd. meets the 405 fwy
Featuring Ryan Cross, Lorca, Cristiano Novelli, Bill Brendle and Katia Moraes playing Brazilian Jazz.
Great food, great view and great music!
Wednesday, February 11 at 8pm
The Latin Project @ Little Temple (Santa Monica, CA)
Featuring Jez Colin, Debi Nova, Joel Virgel, Mitchell Long, Katia Moraes, Jorge Villanueva
VOICE CLASS FOR BEGINNERS (ALL AGES)
Sing Like a Brazilian Bird! (310) 908-0835
CLICK ON Rain in the Amazon river…
BRAZILIAN INTERNATIONAL PRESS AWARD
You can still vote! I’m nominated by the Brazilian International Press Award in the “Best Brazilian singer in the US” Category (Category #9)
It’s by Popular Vote. Can you give me your support?
www.pressaward.com/votacao.php (scroll down to category #9)
Valentine Ecstasy Ritual Concert on February 14th, 8-10pm
With Micheline Berry, DJ Drez, Doug Lunn and Vida Vierra, among others. $15 in advance ($20 at door) @ Exhale venice (245 Main St., Venice CA 90291) 310.450.7676
An evening of Brazilian music and Forro
Feb 18th at 8pm. No cover @ Santino's 3021 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica
RIO DE JANEIRO,
TWO CENTURIES OF URBAN CHANGE 1808 TO 2008
From January to June 2009 @ Charles E. Young Research Library at UCLA. This exhibit celebrates the launch of the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies. http://international.ucla.edu/lac/events/showevent.asp?eventid=7203
SAMBA ENREDOS OF 2009
Listen to the songs of each Samba School in Rio de Janeiro!
Just click on any samba school's name and dance!!!
BRAZILIAN SOAP OPERA
Caminho das Indias is the name of the new soap opera produced by TV Globo. It takes place in India and Brasil. In the first chapter there is an explanation of how the castes were created... Time to check your Portuguese!
“The Way of Intelligence” by J. Krishnamurti. It reminded me when I read Plato. It requires lots of attention and patience. I was watching the movie “Hurricane” and Denzel Washington’s character was reading this one.
“(…) My relation to you is based on the thought which I have about you. The relationship is not with you, but with the image that I have.”
OBAMA AND LINCOLN
Scroll down, click on The Best of Fitz 2008, then choose the last dot (November 5, 2008)
SANTANNA AND DJAVAN AT ROCK IN RIO IN 1991
My friend Walfredo Reyes is playing drums. Actually, Walfredo, Haakon Graf and I will be playing at Porto Alegre in Pasadena on February 13 and 14.
Peace, Light and Namastê
Katia : )
P.S.: My friend and writer Ernesto Lechner sent me this link to a Roberto Carlos video from 1970. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtNnivozZVY&feature=related
Thursday, January 1, 2009
My friend Melinda Kelly found out that The Brazilian International Press Award nominated me. It's a funny feeling knowing you're nominated. It's cool, but there's an old story that plays in my head that keeps saying I should be humble to the point of ignoring the nomination. This new year I'm deleting old stories that I believe are obstacles to my evolution, so this time I'm consciously and joyfully accepting this Earthy success.
Can you give me your support? It'd be sweet to win as well! You can vote in Category #9 at: http://www.pressaward.com/votacao.php
COPACABANA REVEILLON 2008 PANORAMA by Ayrton Camargo:
Finally a Brazilian restaurant that serves my favorite dish from Brasil: moqueca (fish stew prepared in a clay pot). My friend Gloria Sarcinelli from Espirito Santo state just opened her dream restaurant. Check it out.
January 8 and 9 with Airto Moreira & Eyedentity (Zaqir Hussain and other special guests) @ Yoshi's (Oakland)
I fell in love with Isabel Allende’s stories after watching the movie “House of Spirits”. Here’s a quote from My Invented Country, A Memoir published in 2003.
“My mixed marriage with a gringo hasn’t gone all that badly; we get along (even though most of the time neither of us has the least idea of what the other is talking about) because we are always ready to give each other the benefit of the doubt. The greatest drawback is that we don’t share a sense of humor. Willie can’t believe that I can be funny in Spanish, and as for me, I never know what the devil he’s laughing about. The one thing that amuses us both at the same time are the off-the-cuff speeches of President George W. Bush.”
Let’s see if you know the map of Brasil well!
NUMBER 11 in 2009
“The year 2009 arrives reigns by the Sun, by the Orixa Oxossi and by the numbers 11 and 2. In Numerology the number 11 is a master number for spiritualy elevated people. The numerologist Cibele Lemos says: “2009 will bring the return to spirituality, to religion, something that was left aside.”
Every Brazilian knows that “Navegar é preciso” (Navigating is necessary), and usually identifies this with Camões, the great Baroque poet of the Portuguese sea voyages of the early modern age, when Europeans discovered Brazil (the full expression actually goes back to the Roman general, Pompey, who said Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse!" (Navigating is necessary, life is not necessary!).
A sign spied at a São Paulo shopping mall: “With each purchase, an anti-blackout kit: a candle and a condom.” (appeared at Gazeta Mercantil Newspaper, June 5, 2001)
A PANDEIRO FESTIVAL! WATCH!
Jackson do Pandeiro from Paraiba state would be celebrating 90 years old this year. For my surprise, one of the best pandeiro players living in Los Angeles (Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro) appears in this first YouTube video below with Jackkson do Pandeiro. The second link is a fun duel!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3QQXNgiT2M www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV2IKtEOIzU (Duel of Pandeiros)
In spring, hundreds of flowers; in autumn, a harvest moon;
In the summer, a refreshing breeze; in winter snow will accompany your.
If useless things do not hang in your mind,
Any season is a good season for you
Peace, Light and Namastê,
Katia : )