This is what happens when my heart is open and not expecting anything...
Monday, September 5th at 4pm @ Tropico de Nopal
Singing with Samba Society
Saturday, September 10th from 12noon to 6pm @ La Brea Tar Pits
7th Brazilian Day In Los Angeles (Celebrating Brasil’s Independence Day)
Food, crafts, music, carnaval parade, and more.
I’ll be the MC (and will be sitting in for a song with Renni Flores)
Saturday, September 24 at 8pm @ Cerritos Performing Arts Center
Singing with Viver Brasil Dance Company
Brazil's economic boom drawing immigrant workers home
“Brazil” by Django Reinhardt:
BRAZILIAN DANCE IN LA
Sunday at 3pm in exploring the diverse Afro-Brazilian Dance Diaspora with Rachel Hernandez. Orixas, afro-contemporary, samba reggae and much more. All levels encouraged and welcome. With live musical accompaniment. Drop in $12. Brasil Brasil Cultural Center (11928 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066)
NEW BRAZILIAN DOCUMENTARY
CORTINA DE FUMAÇA by Rodrigo Mac Niven opening in Brasl this month “is a bold documentary about a polemic subject that should concern everybody and that needs to be honestly discussed. The drug policy in Brazil and worldwide.”
I’ve been hearing stories about João de Deus for few years now. Here’s what Oprah presented about him on her show.
BACK2BLACK FESTIVAL IN RIO (August 2011)
Featuring Chaka Kan, Macy Gray, Gilberto Gil, Ana Moura, and many more.
“Não adianta nem me abandonar
Porque mistério sempre há de pintar por aí
Pessoas até muito mais vão lhe amar
Até muito mais difíceis que eu prá você
Que eu, que dois, que dez, que dez milhões, todos iguais
Até que nem tanto esotérico assim
Se eu sou algo incompreensível, meu Deus é mais”
It doesn’t matter if you abandon me
Because there will always be mystery in the world.
More people will love you
Way more difficult than I am to you
I, two, ten, ten million, all the same.
I’m not that esoteric
If I am incomprehensible, my God is more
Peace, Love and Joy
Katia : )