When I started writing short stories last year, I thought about the books that inspired me when I was growing up. My mom collected Greek mythology stories for my sister and I, and I remember rescuing a collection of Middle East ones from the trash bin of a building where I used to live with my parents. Those stories made an impression on my view of the world. Later on, I watched Charlie Chaplin movies and thought every human being on earth should watch each one of them as part of their education.
Among the Brazilian Folk stories there is one that I’m fond of: Curupira. “This name comes from "tupi": curu,
boy, and pira, body. The Curupira is a spirit of nature and protector of the forests. It is a boy with red hairs who makes the men who wants to kill the animals confused and lost, because they follow the Caipora's footprints, but his feet are turned backwards, which means that the hunters are thinking that they are going to the place where he is going, but in fact are going to the place where he came from. It is said to be the first Brazilian legend, being told by José de Anchieta when he wrote about Indians fears.”
BRAZILIAN LEGEND: CURUPIRA (ANIMATION)
Sat, July 10 at 1:30pm @ Venice Eco Festival (Venice) with Brazilian
Hearts (BE PART OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION!)
Sun, July 11 at 2pm @ Jazz at the Bay (Newport Beach) with Brazilian Hearts
Thu and Fri, July 15 & 16 @ Grass Valley WorldFest (Grass Valley) with Sambaguru
Sat, July 17 @ Osher Marin (San Rafael) with Sambaguru
Sat, July 24 @ Remo Percussion Center (N. Hollywood)
Show and Recital celebrating the end of the Workshop taught to a group
of 30 kids from Taiwan.
Featuring Chalo Eduardo, CG Ryche & Katia Moraes
Thur, July 29 at 8pm @ Bellavino’s (Westlake Village) with Brazilian Hearts
Sat, July 31 @ Ford Amphitheater (Hollywood) with Viver Brasil Dance Company
ACCORDION IN BRASIL
The accordion (well known as Gaita in the South, fole in the
Northeast, acordeão in São Paulo, sanfona in Rio, and harmônica in
other regions) is the most important instrument of Festa Junina (Saint
John's Day) in Brasil. Check this beautiful virtuoso Brazilian
accordionist and see for yourself! Go, girl! : )
EMPATHIC CIVILIZATION (Obrigada, Grecco)
LOVE FLOWERS? A soulful artist & Carnaval costume designer!
SOCCER CUP & MONTY PYTHON!
“Passarinho que acompanha morcego dorme de cabeça para baixo”
(Bird that hangs out with a bat sleeps upside down)
Embrace the Green Revolution.
Katia : )