This picture was taken at the old Temple Bar in Santa Monica when I first celebrated my Brazilian Heart Newsletter. This year the celebration will be at Casa Arjona. Javier and Gloria Arjona had been
throwing home concerts for quite sometime now. They are both teachers, and understand the power of sharing art with people. I’ll be at their intimate and outdoor place singing and telling stories about Brazilian culture this month. Come and join us. You’ll feel like you’re on my living room!
Saturday, April 10 at 9pm @ Nyx Club (NEW PLACE IN LA!)
156 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale 91205
Reservations: (818) 545-0333
With Mitchell Long, Tony Shogren and Special Guests
"On Saturday the exquisite Kátia Moraes will do a mix of storytelling (she is a wonderful short story writer) and Brazilian singing with a band at a new French place called Nyx (156 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale 818/545-0333). She never fails to entertain." (Brick Wahl for LA Weekly)
Saturday, April 17 at 7pm @ Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way, Long Beach, CA 90808
RSVP: email@example.com OR (562) 421-8605
Featuring Mitchell Long on guitar and Cristiano Novelli on percussion
(the picture below was taken at World Music Fest in Chico, CA)
Monday, April 26 at 8pm @ Hotel Angeleno
Sunset and 405 fwy (Brentwood, CA)
Featuring Ryan Cross on bass, Lorca Hart on drums and Bill Brendle on
piano plus special guests. Free
AROUND LOS ANGELES
Caetano Veloso LIVE!
April 15 at 7:30pm @ Greek Theatre
BRAZILIAN MUSIC HISTORY (CHORO)
Benedito Lacerda (1903-1958) and Pixinguinha are key names in the development of Choro music in Brasil. I used to sing a song called “Lapa” (B Lacerda/H. Martins) with a choir called Coro Cabeludo when Circo Voador moved from Arpoador to the Arcos da Lapa (an old acqueduct built in 1745 in downtown Rio). Here’s Pixinguinha playing Carinhoso (1917) with Benedito Lacerda on
flute plus Regional Group:
This is also precious. Benedito Lacerda’s waltz “Boneca” played during summertime… Enjoy the vibe! http://www.youtube.com/watch?
TOUR OF LAPA IN RIO DE JANEIRO!
My friend and events producer Denise Prado from São Paulo sent me this link to a video of my old band in Brasil called O Espírito da Coisa. We were taping for a TV Globo program called Mixto Quente. Since it was in the middle of summer, the band decided to perform wearing bathing suits. Great decision! http://www.youtube.com/watch?
3RD ANNUAL LOS ANGELES BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 6:00pm through Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 9:00pm
@ Landmark Theatre in West Los Angeles
PURE BRAZILIAN POETRY
Chico Buarque explaining his composition called Future Lover, plus its video with beautiful scenes of Rio! God bless me with the same inspiration! Enjoy : )
Watching Gilberto Gil at the Royce Hall reminded me of places I’ve been in my life. Not physical places, but places where the senses took me by the hand and guided me to beautiful insights and taught me lessons. The show was priceless for some, remarkable to others, and it was heavenly to me. Gil, with his silver hair had Nobility written on his forehead. I was honored and blessed to be there.
Jacques Morelembaum who was playing cello with him sent Patricia Leão a message saying their production work in LA was the best in the United States. Great job, Pat and Beto from Brazilian Nites
Productions! Enjoy the video with Gil singing Bob Marley’s song.
Peace and Love,
Katia : )