Saturday, May 2, 2009

BRAZILIAN HEART/ MAY 2009




BRAZILIAN HEART
MAY 2009
SINCE 1998

Just came back from Florida where I was visiting a couple of friends in the Gulf Coast area. The air made me feel I was in Brasil…warm breezes, warm waters… I drove around the small and rich community of Casey Key with my husband and counted 30 homes for sale. Things are changing (things are always changing)…for a better and more balanced future. Hiked a lot, biked a lot, tanned my skin the way I love, and wrote lyrics for a ballad. In it I mentioned the gardenias and jasmines, the waves, the sun that rises everyday to warm us all.
I saw sandhill cranes (cool singing,) ibises, herons, pelicans, egrets, red cardinals, rabbits, gopher and soft shell tortoises and lots of lizards. Visited the Legacy Trail and saw an old picture of a “color school.” The old rail company had a school for their black workers… This reminds me of Obama’s voice reading the book he wrote about his father. Have you read or heard? No? Try. What a beautiful human being he is.
LISTEN to a sandhill crane! http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sandhill_Crane/id

SHOWS
Friday, May 15 at 9pm @ SPAZIO (Sherman Oaks)
With SAMBAGURU
http://www.spazio.la/cgi-bin/calendar/calendar.cgi
To download the new CD TRIBO:
http://www.digstation.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?albumid=ALB000026953

Saturday, May 9 @ Senzala (Sunnyvale) special guest with Phil Hawkins Band

Saturday, May 16 and 23 at 11pm @ LIMA Lounge (Tarzana)
With PURE SAMBA (The Brazilian Hangout!)
www.braziliannites.com

Saturday, May 30 @ HEINEKEN JAZZ FESTIVAL
(San Juan, Puerto Rico)
With OSCAR CASTRO-NEVES
http://www.prheinekenjazz.com/

DANCE
Viver Brasil Dance Company Audition is seeking two male dancers and 1 female dancer for the upcoming ’09 – ’10 Season
Thursday, May 7, from 7:30-9:30pm
@ Lula Washington Dance Theatre Studio, Studio B,
3773 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
www.viverbrasil.com

PANTANAL: THE LARGEST WETLAND IN THE WORLD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIVcBZG9eAk&feature=related

THEATRE (Brazilian AUGUSTO BOAL dies, but lives!)
http://www.democracynow.org/2005/6/3/famed_brazilian_artist_augusto_boal_on

"Shakespeare used to say—not used to say, but he said in Hamlet that the theater should be and is like a mirror in which we look at the mirror and then we see our vices and our virtues. I think that’s very nice, but I would like to have a mirror with some magic properties in which we could—if we don’t like the image that we have in front of us to allow us to penetrate into that mirror and then transform our image and then come back with our image transformed. The act of transforming, I always say, transforms she or he who acts. So to use the theater as a rehearsal for transformation of reality."

BRASIL REJUVENATION ARTS RETREAT
With Micheline Berry from May 9th thru May 20th
http://www.zendancing.com/cgi-bin/miva?Order/order.mv+

FOR YOU
“ (…) If the cultivated fields of this world are too hard
And the soils destroyed by war don’t produce peace
Tie your plough to a star
and you’ll be the crazy farmer of the stars
The free countryman 
of the skies,
And the further you get from the earth
The further you’ll be from God”
(Quote from the song Tie Your Plough to a Star by Brazilian composer and singer Gilberto Gil)

“ You will not bee punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. “ (Buddha)

Peace and Namastê
Katia : ))

2 comments:

Jack Majdecki said...

Oi Katia, Thank you for the blog post again, I enjoy the quotes and poetry - very cool. Beijo!
Jack

A filosofia dos anjos. said...

So good blog.

Braziiiiiiiiiil.


Thank´s

Viver