My sister had it! She is moving to a new development in Itaipuaçu in
Rio de Janeiro where the streets are not totally paved yet, but where
she will be surrounded by unspoiled Nature. Itaipuaçu is a Tupi
Guarani word that means big black stone.
This is a link to a site called Club of the Adventurers that has
beautiful pictures of the State Park Serra da Tiririca located between Itaipu and Itaipuaçu. I’m planning my next trip already!
Showcases with Sambaguru @ Western Arts Alliance
Tue, Aug. 31st & Wed, Sept. 1st @ Hyatt Regency (Long Beach, CA)
Thu, Sept.2nd at 7pm with Viver Brasil Dance Company
@ Levitt Pavilion at MacArthur Park (downtown Los Angeles)
Fri, Sept. 3rd at 8pm with Bill Brendle and Leo Costa
@ Bellavino’s Winery Bistro (Westlake Village)
Sat, Sept. 11 at 7pm with Mitchell Long
@ Grand Annex (San Pedro)
This is the official Trailer of “5x Favela” that just opened in Rio.
It tells 5 stories created and filmed by different young guys that
live in the slums. Brazilian filmmaker Cacá Diegues organized the
project. Check it out! : )
Sunday, Sept. 5 at 9pm @ Waterfront (Marina del Rey)
Brasilidade and Mario Sergio (formerly with Fundo de Quintal)
Sunday, Sept. 12 from noon to 6pm @ La Brea Tar Pits (Brazilian Day in LA organized by the Brazilian Consulate to celebrate Brasil’s Independence Day). Live music (Sambajah, Muamba, Renni Flores, Capoeira, etc.), arts and crafts, food, and much more. Free.
Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 9pm @ Zanzibar (Santa Monica)
Brasil Cultura Funk presents: Diana Booker & Krishna’s Eyedentity Cd
Release Party! Presale tickets include a free download card for the full-length
album. Just show your ticket at the door to receive the download card.
Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7pm Olodum @ Ford Amphitheater (Hollywood)
MY HOMETOWN (RIO DE JANEIRO) BY AIR!
“(…) A ti me exponho. Verão, sou toda fecundidade!
– O calor me penetra, o Sol me invade o senso,
e tudo em torno a mim se torna mais extenso,
tudo em que os olhos ponho:
o céu, o oceano, a mata...
E enquanto em gestação a Terra se dilata,
Dilata-se minha alma à gestação do Sonho.”
I expose myself to you. Summer, I’m all fecundity!
The heat penetrates; the sun invades the sense,
And everything around me becomes extended,
Everything that I put my eyes on:
The sky, the ocean, the greenery…
And while the Earth dilates in its gestation,
My soul dilates gestating a dream.
(Quote of a poem by Brazilian poet Gilka Machado /1893-1980)
Love and Blessings,
Katia : )
Oscar Castro-Neves & Band @ Burton Chace Park Concert Series (Abraham Laboriel, Charlie Bisharat, Walter Rodriguez, Katia Moraes, Oscar Castro-Neves, Don Grusin and Gary Meek)