Friday, April 30, 2010

MAY 2010
SINCE 1998

My cousin sent me a picture of my dad’s girlfriend the other day.
Toninho (little Anthony) is 75 years old and calls his girlfriend “my
new love.” This is the first time I hear him use these sweet words
since my mom passed away in 1984.
Life is good! (It always was!)

This is for you dad:
 “To have a New Year
Which deserves that name
You, my friend, have to deserve it,
You have to make it new, I know that it's not easy,
But try, experiment, be conscious.
It's inside of you that the New Year
Has always been dormant and waiting.”
(Excerpt from a poem by Carlos Drummond de Andrade)

Katia Moraes & Brazilian Hearts
May 1st at 9pm @ Nyx Club (Glendale, CA)
With Hussain Jifry on bass, Mitchell Long on guitar and Tony Shogren
on drums plus special guests!
RSVP: (818) 545 0333 -
"(...) She never fails to entertain."
( Brick Wahl / LA Weekly)
Photo by Spencer Hill.

Fundraising Party for Viver Brasil Dance Company!
May 8 at 7:30pm @ Tropico de Nopal Art Gallery
1665 Beverly Blvd., LA, CA 90026
Honoring Luiz Badaró (Artistic Director), Tom Schnabel (KCRW) and
Rosangela Silvestre (choreographer)
Performances by Viver Brasil, Samba Society and Swing Brasil. Info:
(323) 804-1466 Tickets: $25

A Night of Brazilian Choro and Samba
With Katia Moraes & Ted Falcon
Saturday, May 15 @ The Edye
1310 11th st., Santa Monica, CA 90401
BOX OFFICE INFO: 310.434.3200
Featuring Ted Falcon on bandolim, Mitchell Long on cavaquinho, Ami
Molinelli on percussion, Colin Walker on 7-string guitar and Katia
Moraes on lead vocals
Special guest Rebecca Kleinman on flute -

Choro Night also on Sunday, May 16 at 8pm @ Soho (Santa Barbara)
Opening Act: Rebecca Kleinman

Saturday, May 22nd at 8:00pm
Katia Moraes & Brazilian Hearts
@ Bellavino (Westlake Village, CA)

Sunday, May 23 at 11am to 1pm
Katia Moraes & Pure Samba
@ at Westminister School
Benefit for Venice Family clinic during The Venice Art Walk
Featuring: Mitchell Long on guitar, Antonio Santanna on bass and Leo
Costa on drums

Samba Society
Sunday, May 23 at 4pm
@ Tropico de Nopal Art Gallery

VIDEO (MPB4 singing “Lamento” by Pixinguinha and Vinícius de Moraes in 1977)

JOSE DE ALENCAR (May 1829- 1877)
O GUARANI (which means Great People) was his most successful book and
became an opera in 1870 by Brazilian conductor Carlos Gomes.  “A
plausible explanation for this success might be in the fact that novel
spoke of freedom and independence, arguing for a native ness that
could be found in tropical Nature and in the indigenous people of

The movie is based on a book of sexy poems by one of greatest
Brazilian poets Carlos Drummond de Andrade. The book was released in
1992 after Drummond had passed away.

Directed by Norma Benguel. The movie is about the Brazilian writer
José de Alencar.

May 7th and May 8th    (Culver City, CA)
For details call Ana Laidley (424) 227-1483

Wednesday, May 19th @ Zanzibar (Santa Monica, CA)


Peace and kiss,
Katia : )

1 comment:

Jack Majdecki said...

Obrigado Katia for another great blog. Every month, I look forward to the treat. It's a great way to get an inside view of Brazil and the history, both artistic and cultural - and especially through your eyes!!!