Do you like to draw? Lately, I've been drawing... Sometimes I think it's a way to clear my mind from one musical project to another... It feels like a meditation. I never know what will appear on paper...
LATEST REVIEW: Sambaguru @ Vibrato by Don Heckman:
Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day) at 4pm
@ Tropico de Nopal (Echo Park)
Singing with Samba Society
(Beto Gonzales' 12-piece band playing sambas from the 1970's)
8th Brazilian Day in Los Angeles!
Join me! I'll be the Master of Ceremonies again!
@ LACMA / Tar Pits (Los Angeles)
Saturday, September 8th - Noon to 6pm
Live music, Arts & Crafts, Food and Los of Smiles!
Bring your family! It's FREE!
Main sponsors: General Consulate of Brasil in Los Angeles: http://losangeles.itamaraty.gov.br/pt-br/
Doris and David DeHister from Sambala Samba School + Renni Flores: http://www.braziliandayla.org/home/
With Renni Flores (Sabor da Bahia) and producer David DeHilster from Sambalá
@ 2011 Brazilian Day in LA!
Saturday, September 15 @ CHICO WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL (Chico)
SAMBAGURU featuring Katia Moraes
1pm at Laxson Auditorium
3pm at Sycamore Stage
Sambaguru - The Original Quartet: Tony Shogren, Bill Brendle, Katia Moraes & Hussain Jiffry
(Celebrating Jorge Amado and Nelson Rodrigues' Centennial!)
Jorge Amado:l http://www.jorgeamado.org.br/?lang=en
Nelson Rodrigues: http://www.brooklynrail.org/2005/10/theater/nelson-rodrigues-the-pornographic-angel-comes-to-nyc
Nelson and his controversial quotes: "A thunderous boo is one thousand times stronger, nobler, and more powerful than a standing ovation. Admiration corrupts."
ONE OS MY FAVORITE SINGERS: CLARA NUNES
A rare video made in Japan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUNxiHlX_sE
A piece of this song (Chant of the Three Races by Mauro Duarte & P. C. Pinheiro) was played at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Based on Jorge Amado's novel: Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (trailer) Featuring Sonia Braga and Marcelo Mastroiani - 1983
DURING 2012 OLYMPICS - ART
AROUND LOS ANGELES
September 28 @ Royce Hall
Bebel Gilberto and Forró in the Dark
SHARING SOME FACTS
The other day I was wondering if another country has as many days off as Brasil. After a little search I found out that we have 8 national holidays, but there are 5 "movable festivities" as well; all of them related to Catholicism. On top of that, there is the annual paid vacation. Which countries take 30 days off per year? France, Spain, Denmark, Brasil and Germany. "According to the survey, Japan is the most vacation-deprived nation in the world, with respondents saying they receive 11 paid days each year but only use five of them. South Koreans take seven out of their 10 days."
(Quoted from Business.blogs.cnn)
Went to see Grammy-winning vocalist Luciana Souza @ The Broad in Santa Monica.
She's inspiring! Do not miss her show next time she plays in your town!
I wanna sing like her when I grow up! : )
“He who sings scares away his woes.”
Miguel de Cervantes
(In Portuguese: "Quem canta seus males espanta")
"Canta che ti passa."
"Sing and it will pass."
Peace and Joy,
Katia : )
P.S.: Yes, Obama + Biden!