JUNE 2011 (My birthday Month! OBA!)
You know when you sit or stand on a spot in your house where you were never aware of? And you look at everything around you and find out things are different? One afternoon I sat on a blue chair against my backyard fence and SAW my hidden garden. In front of me there was a narrow way with rose bushes, lavenders, lemon trees and jasmines all along it. The pathway was shaped with pines and little rocks I handpicked, and mandalas with sea shells I created. Far ahead the greenery was greener than ever against the bluest of skies.
Went to see Prince’s show and I found out I had brought that greenery spot with me. I looked at the excited, noisy and packed Forum in Inglewood with a calmness in my heart that I had never felt. I even philosophized about Prince’s spiritual being when he came on stage wearing a shining gold outfit from top to bottom. I smiled broadly and enjoyed the moment... Some say he’s a type of god, and I believe we all are.
(Photo below with my friend and pianist Sandro Rebel after the show at the Forum)
Friday, June 10 at 8pm @ Vitello’s Supper Club (Studio City, CA)
(Photo below with percussionist Kevin Ricard after our show at WorldFest last month. He and saxophonist Miguel Gandelman from the Tonight Show band will be playing at Vitello's)
Sunday, June 12th at 2pm @ Jazz on the Bay (Newport Beach, CA)
Info: (949) 677-0490
With Pure Samba
Friday, June 17 at 7pm @ Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (Redondo Beach, CA) Info: (562) 556-4824
With Samba Society
BIRDS + CLASSICAL BRAZILIAN MUSIC
Composer Heitor Villa Lobos and Uirapuru. "Uirapuru is an orchestral piece with an elaborate program about the mythical Uirapuru bird in the Amazon jungle."
BRAZILIAN CHOREOGRAPHER + CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
In the 1980’s I did a class with Uruguayan choreographer Graciela Figueroa that I never forgot. I literally sat down and cried before the class ended. Coincidently, Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker studied with Graciela and became an incredible artist herself! Have you seen Cirque du Soleil’s OVO? She choreographed it.
BRASIL ANIMADO (Brasil’s first 3D movie)
I AM by Tom Shadyac
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS by Woody Allen. I highly recommend!
A WONDERFUL BRAZILIAN WRITER: MACHADO DE ASSIS (1839-1908)
Born in June just like me!
“Entendia que há larga ponderação de males e bens, e que a arte de viver consiste em tirar o maior bem do maior mal.” (Machado de Assis)
(He felt that there is a loose balance of good and evil, and that the art of living consists in getting the greatest good out of the greatest evil)
Love & Awareness!
Katia : )
(And my South American Indian Soul!)