Sunday, March 22, 2009
SHOWS (CELEBRATING SPRING WITH JOY)
Every Saturday starting April 4th! @ Lima Lounge!
BRAZILIAN NITES with a LATIN FLAVOR
Learn to Samba with Diane, Show with Katia Moraes & Pure Samba, Caipirinhas, guarana, coconut water... enjoy a true Brazilian atmosphere!
Saturday, April 4 from 9:30pm to 2am
19540 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA
"Everyday" - directed by Richard Levine (Nip & Tuck) will have a scene featuring our song "Pra Tocar Pandeiro" (Sambaguru).
The film stars Helen Hunt and Liev Schreiber, along with a notably eclectic cast. It is currently in post-production (editing). The release date has yet to be announced, but the buzz is already strong!
The film version of the song is on the CD "Live" by Sambaguru.
The studio version is on "Navegar ao Sol".
finally got a picture of my mom and I when I was a baby. It was taken when she was bathing me in this big steel bowl. We are both smiling and looking at the camera. Yesterday I blew up a copy of it, framed it and put on top of my desk beside my laptop. This morning I got an email from Michelle Burns from New Jersey. She has an autistic child called Danson and together they wrote a book. Danson, who is 9 years old now, wrote 50 poems using an alphabet board to express his feelings. After reading her Blog I breathed deeply, looked at the beautiful picture beside my computer and felt completely grateful.
April is Autism Month. Take a minute to read her story, learn, buy the book if you can, and be grateful.
AROUND LOS ANGELES
This exhibit runs until May 29 @ Brazilian Mall
The Brazilian Consulate Gallery is celebrating PRIMAVERA (Spring) with Art featuring: Ana Paula Negrão, Andréa Nantes, Bia Gayotto, Bruna Massadas, Eunice Broderick, Flavia Monteiro, Marcelo Moreira, Noeli Zanon, Marcia Brito, Olavo Multini, Rose Lobo and Sandra Zebi on Friday, March 27 @ Brazilian Mall 10826 Venice Blvd., Culver City CA 90232
(323) 651-2664, ext. 219
THE BEAUTY OF THE BRAZILIAN WOMAN
My friend Sean posted a little piece of BELEZA DA MULHER BRASILEIRA live (Brendle/Moraes) in YouTube. You can find this song in Sambaguru's new CD TRIBO. ENJOY!
BRAZILIAN FOOD / MOQUECA
This is my favorite dish from Brasil and I do it well! See the pic above! Try Moqueca Restaurant for a great tasty journey.
BANDA BLACK RIO!
Went to a show in March that brought me back to the 70’s. It was Brazilian composer and orchestrator Artur Verocai in his first appearance in LA. He has a 1972 record that was released in 2003 and became a hit among the U.S. Hip Hop community. Artur was backed up by a young and talent orchestra with Airto Moreira, Justo Almario, and members of Azymuth as special guests. It was a blast! Had the pleasure of talking with Carlos Dafe who was one of the original singers of the 1972’s CD (Pic above). I believe they were filming that night, but while the DVD is in its way, check this link and enjoy the sound of one of the greatest samba/funk bands of Brasil!
BRAZILIAN LITERATURE / CLARICE LISPECTOR
“When I learned to read and write, I devoured books! I thought books were like trees, like animals: a thing that was born!”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ad7b6kqyok (Interview in Portuguese)
If you are in FACEBOOK, join BRAZILIAN HEART and keep in touch. I have been adding interesting cultural links there.
RAPE/ABORTION IN BRASIL/CONTROVERSY
“Não pense que escrevo aqui o meu mais íntimo segredo pois há segredos que eu não conto nem a mim mesma.”
Don’t think I write my most intimate secret here because there are secrets I don’t even tell to myself.
(Clarice Lispector/ 1920-1977)
DO YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND WOMEN?
Peace and Light,
Katia : )
Sunday, March 1, 2009
CARNAVAL was great! Here are some pics taken by Alex Niella of the Brazilian Carnaval at the Hollywood Palladium. Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro did a pandeiro duet with Scott Kettner from Nation Beat. My costume was made by the incredible Brad Austin! More pics at www.braziliannites.com
My NEW website is ONLINE NOW! www.katiamoraes.com Let me know what you think.
Re created by Caesar Lima, who did the graphics for Sambaguru’s new CD entitled TRIBO. To listen to the CD, and also download it from DigStation, go to
Enjoy and let me know what you think.
We’ll be inviting you to our CD Release Party soon!
NEW BRAZILIAN SPOT IN LOS ANGELES COMING UP SOON! Stay tuned!
If you want to try a Brazilian Restaurant in Pasadena, go to Porto Alegre on Colorado and Garfield.
Just became a member of Jazz On The Tube. Great videos sent to you every day for free. Yes, they have Brazilian Music!
VIVER BRASL DANCE COMPANY
Saturday, March 14 at 8pm
Celebrate Dance @ Alex Theater, Glendale, CA Viver Brasil performs So Moved (In Motion) www.celebratedance.org
DJAVAN (Born in Alagoas in January, 1949) is one of my favorite composers. This song is called AZUL (Blue) and it does not have any sad connotation. In Brasil if you say everything is blue, it means everything is cool.
BRAZILIAN SOCCER (From Brasil to Los Angeles)
The Best Brazilian female soccer in the world is now playing in Los Angeles (SOL). Her name is Marta and she’s from Alagoas…just like Brazilian musician Djavan…
TWO BRAZILIAN GIRLS HANGING FROM THE SKY
I was laughing with my husband and said "Let's go to the Circus!" My cell rang and a shy Brazilian female voice said she had seen me at the Brazilian Carnaval and would like to be part of my show one day. She said she was a Trapeze artist...I love synchronicity! Check them out. They are great!
Eu não sei se vem de Deus
I don’t know if it comes from God
O céu ficar azul
This blue of the sky
Ou virá dos olhos seus
Or if comes from your eyes
Essa cor que azuleja o dia
This color that “tiles” the day
(Excerpt of Azul by Djavan)
My way of expressing how much I’m grateful for your support:
With Knowledge, you open your eyes.
With Intelligence, you begin to see,
With Imagination, you paint the Universe.
Peace and Light.
Katia : )