Monday, August 31, 2009
I was having a conversation with my friend Dilma Barros from Cabo Verde about how we grew up distrusting policemen in our countries. The chat started when we met two nice American policemen at the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles before my performance. During the show the musicians noticed how one policeman gently pulled a drunk guy from the dance floor (where kids were having fun) and brought him aside. When the policemen left we congratulated them. As they were leaving on their “earthy conscious politically correct” bikes, one of them told me he had given my phone number to the drunk guy. (Check pic below)
MORE magazine accepted and published my first short story. Check it out! And leave a comment! : )
Tune in to Tom Schnabel's program at KCRW this Sunday, Sept. 6 from 12noon to 2pm. He'll be playing music from my new CD with Sambaguru called TRIBO.
This 1978 commercial got an award at Cannes Fest. I love this Blue Man!
SEPTEMBER: BRASIL’S INDEPENDENCE MONTH
Saturday, September 12 from 1pm to 2pm
Brazilian Heart Dance
Introduction to Brazilian Culture Thru Movement
@ Newbury Park Athletic Club
161 N. Reino Rd., Newbury Park, CA 91320
Saturday, September 12 from 12 noon to 6 pm
@ La Brea Tarpits (Hancock Park)
5801 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90036
Food, crafts and live music. Free Admission
Fri, Sat, Sun, Sept 11, 12 & 13
@ Hollywood Bowl
Blame it On Rio/ Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
with Seu Jorge and Bebel
Saturday, September 19 @ 12 noon and 2pm
Katia Moraes & Pure Samba
@ Chico World Music Festival (Chico)
Friday, September 25
Viver Brasil Dance Company
@ MOOLA (Museum of Latin America/ Long Beach)
BOBBY MCFERRIN PLAYING WITH YOUR BRAIN!
MOVIE (“Walt & El Grupo”)
Went to the film screening and thought it was very interesting. James Stemple did a great job with the music. Check it out. Walt Disney on a goodwill trip to South America in 1941. Let me know what you think.
Opening in Los Angeles @The Landmark Regent (Westwood) on September 11th.
“Latina on The Loose” @ LATC opens on September 25.
Believe or not this 1926 book by Montero Lobato talks about a U.S. election determined by race and gender. Check this out.
I don’t hope my writing will alter anything… In the end, we don’t want to alter things, we want to bloom one way or another.
Quote by Brazilian writer Clarice Lipector