Just arrived from Guadalajara where I sang with Viver Brasil Dance Co. at Feria del Libro. This year the International Book Fair was honoring the city of Los Angeles. The Fair attracts an incredible
amount of young people who are hungry for Culture. They were amazingly warmth. The organizers offered performances all over town presenting French, Middle East, African, Indian, Hawaian, Brazilian, and Spanish artists. The Festival of Sacred Music Team treated us beautifully ending our stay with a tour of the city, and a dinner with a margarita included!
If you ever go to Guadalajara, please visit the Palacio del Gubierno to see the Orozco's Murals! It's amazing.
Below, you'll find a list of Brazilian theme gifts I made for you, and a story by Rumi that I want to share. Let me know what you think.
I met Paulo Coelho in Rio when my band played at his wife’s birthday party in Copacabana. One day he visited the apartment I used to live with my partner, and we exchanged books. He got my book about the Middle Ages (he had not written The Alchesmist yet.)
The Brazilian writer Fernando Morais wrote another book called “Olga,” that I recommend as well.
3. TRIBO, Sambaguru’s new CD. We are very proud of this new one. Special guests include: Oscar Castro-Neves, Paul Jackson Jr,, Justo Almario, Siedah Garrett (lyricist),The Vine Street Horns, and more. TRIBO appeared in the preliminary list for the Grammy 2009. Our previous CD, Navegar ao Sol, was also in the preliminary list.) Digstation.com is a great site to purchase from, and treats us with respect. Enjoy the video below!
The unique Brazilian singer and lyricist Kátia Moraes began her career in Rio de Janeiro in the 80’s with her energetic band “O Espírito da Coisa”. Since then she has performed and/or recorded with top Brazilian
acts like Sérgio Mendes, Airto Moreira, Oscar Castro-Neves, Rita Lee, Sandy and Junior, Banda Cheiro de Amor, and also with George Duke, Latin Grammy
nominee Alex Acuña and Justo Almario’s Tolú, Grammy nominee “Latin Project”, and Praful from Germany. After moving to Los
Angeles in 1990, she started performing with The Rio Thing, Midnight Drums,
22-piece Orchestra Feijoada Completa, Sol & Mar, Viver Brasil Dance Company, Folk Ballet of Brasil, Badauê, and many more. In CDS:
1996 “Ten Feet And The Sun”
2003 “Live at La Ve Lee"
“Navegar ao Sol”
2010 "Tribo" (on the preliminary list for the Latin Grammy)
2013 "Cabeça" produced by Lynne Earls