It was hot and humid at Central Ave Jazz Festival in South Central Los Angeles. I was drenched at the end of the show and felt like I was in Brasil. The 10-year old Ray Goren played the blues like a soulful pro and brought the house down before we went on stage. Amazing talent. Gerald Wilson’s orchestra conducted by the 93 year-old legend himself performed after us (Sambaguru). Beautiful. The Artists’ Green Room was at the solar powered “cultural center” (CRCD) supported by councilwoman Jan Perry. Actually, Jan Perry's poise reminded me of Brazilian singer Elizeth Cardoso who I met at TV Manchete dressing room in Rio de Janeiro in the 1980’s. I told her my mother loved her, and she made a little remark about “my mom” loving her, but not me. I felt a little embarrassed, but imagined my deceased mom would feel very happy to know I had met Elizeth before she passed away.
Cyro Monteiro and Elizeth Cardoso singing “Tem que Rebolar” by José Batista and M. de Oliveira (1966). My parents used to hear this recording when I was a teenager. This one brings me much joy!
Friday, August 26 from 7pm to 9pm
@ Farmers Market Hollywood with Sambaguru
SÃO PAULO AND CALIFORNIA - Sustainability Partners
BRASIL BRASIL CULTURAL CENTER
My friends Amen and Nayla moved BBCC to a new location in Culver City, Los Angeles. I’ll be doing an event there very soon. If you or your kids want to learn Portuguese, dance samba, play capoeira, etc, check them out: http://capoeirabatuque.org/classes/
OLD AND BEAUTIFUL BRAZILIAN MUSIC!
Orlando Silva singing “Nada Além” by Custódio Mesquita & Mário Lago (1938)
THE PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE MUSEUM (São Paulo)
AROUND LOS ANGELES
Mario Costa (Music) @ First & Hope (downtown) on Aug. 13 at 10pm
Michel Groisman (Performance Art) @ Skirball on Aug 17 at 8pm
Bichos Cantores (Animal Singers)
Quote of “Nuvem Passageira” (Passing Cloud) by Brazilian composer Tunai :
“Não adianta escrever
meu nome numa pedra
pois esta pedra em pó
vai se transformar
Você não vê que a vida
corre contra o tempo
sou um castelo de areia
na beira do mar”
Don’t bother to write
my name on a stone
cause the stone will be dust
Don’t you see that Life
goes against Time?
I’m a sand castle on the seaside
Peace and Joy!
Katia : )