Friday, July 31, 2009
BRAZILIAN HEART/ AUGUST 2009
My husband and I moved to a beautiful home. We’re SO grateful. I feel we’re living in our own bed & breakfast on the countryside… We’re surrounded by hiking trails and close to the ocean. This morning I caught a smell of CARQUEJA in the air when I was hiking in the mountains. It transported me to the Friburgo Mountains outside of Rio where I used to pick this plant by the road to make a tea. It’s bitter but good for the liver.
Let me share a very cool quote from Brick Wahl from LA Weekly: “(...) But there ain’t a Brazilian singer in town who is as irresistible as Katia Moraes. Crowds go nuts when she performs. The energy, the charisma, the sheer joy of Brazilian music just fills a space. Her Sambaguru is a sharp band, too. They’ll probably be mining their latest, Tribo (she’s yet to record a clinker) and Culver City will be rocking Rio-style when they hit the stage in front of City Hall on Thursday night."
And a review of Sambaguru’s CD TRIBO from a guy in Netherlands: http://www.djscurio.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=1&Itemid=4
Thursday, Aug. 13 with The Latin Project @ Zanzibar http://www.zanzibarlive.com
Saturday, Aug. 22 with Mitchell Long http://www.rhythmjazzations.com/ (Malibu)
Aug. 29 with Duo @ http://www.theseabirdjazzlounge.com/ (Long Becah)
A little preview of my Duo project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGbUljUtQGs
BEFORE MUSIC DIES It’s a must see! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-856606244008931882
PURE MUSIC POETRY! (Join me on Facebook)
BRAZILIAN POET PAULO LEMINSKI
“When I look in the eys
I know when a person
Whoever is outside
A look that lingers
From within my center
This poem looks at me”
Have you ever asked yourself why time passes slowly when you're a kid and faster when you're an adult?
A friend sent me a gift last month: a book entitled The Upanishads (one of the old spiritual scriptures from India). Now I’m reading “The Essence of the BHAGAVAD GITA: Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda, As Remembered by His Disciple, Swami Kriyananda…”
BRAZILIAN GUITARIST/SINGER RAUL SEIXAS singing GITA (Seixas/Paulo Coelho)
“In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial.”
(Henry David Thoreau)
Por que você me pergunta?
Why do you ask me?
Perguntas não vão lhe mostrar
Questions won’t show you
Que eu sou feito da terra
That I am made of the earth,
Do fogo, da água e do ar
Of the fire, of the water and of the air.
(Excerpt of GITA by R. Seixas/P.Coelho)
Beijo, peace and Namastê,
Katia : )