By the way, a group of 40 Brazilians from Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Brasília and Espírito Santo camped in the same valley I was.
Saturday, July 16 at 5pm @ LACMA with Sambaguru
Below a pic taken few years ago at Lacma with Pure Samba (Mitchell Long, Leo Costa and Antonio Sant'Anna)
Tuesday, July 19 at 6:30pm @ The Beach House with Pure Samba
Sunday, July 31 at 2pm @ Central Avenue Jazz Festival with Sambaguru
I played with many Mimosa Pudica (Dormideira) when I was a kid. Sweet memories.
“There are over 300 species of Mimosa that belong to the bean (pea) family Leguminosae. This species, Mimosa Pudica, is native to Brazil but is naturalized throughout the tropics of the Americas, Africa, and Asia. It runs wild as a weed in the Gulf States.”
IGUAZU FALLS (DEVIL’S THROAT)
I visited this place when I was about 9 years old and never forgot. It’s mesmerizing!
AROUND TOWN AND BEYOND
July 8th @ Roxy Theater Brazilian Summer Festival with Diogo Nogueira
July 11th @ Kuumbwa Jazz (Santa Cruz, CA) Percussionist Airto Moreira’s 70 years Birthday Celebration with Eyedentity!
Below photo taken at La Ve Lee with Airto Moreira and Sambaguru
“Broder” on July 6th at 7:30pm@ James Bridges Theatre at UCLA
BRASIL BRASIL CULTURAL CENTER
If you are in Los Angeles, visit BBCC's new location! My friends Amem and Nayla did a great job! There you can learn capoeira, samba, portuguese, drumming, yoga, etc.
“Aqui é o meu país
Nos sonhos sem cabimento
Aqui sou um passarim
Que as penas estão por dentro
Por isso aprendi a cantar,
Voar, voar, voar”
Here is my country
In senseless dreams,
Here I am a bird
with feathers inside,
that’s why I learned to sing
to fly, to fly, to fly
Quote of Ivan Lins song “Meu País” (My Country)
Peace, Love and joy,
Katia : )