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July 8, 2018

It's been a little over 1 year since I wrote in my Blog. The last post dates back to the 4th of July 2017. I did not feel the need to do so. Today I do.

My father departed 5 weeks ago, on the 30th of May, leaving a void that I must learn to live with. It's a process......

July 4, 2017

While Americans celebrate Independence Day, my 4th of July commemorates the first Review of my first CD "Mulheres" by Alison Bentley for the LondonJazz News on July 04, 2012.

 

Other reviews had been published in 2010 when the CD came out in Italy on the Fo(u)r Records...

June 16, 2017

..."If I go it will  be trouble, and if I stay it will be double, so come on and let me know, Should I stay or should I go!!!" (The Clash, 1982)

This song has been on my mind 24/7, in particular after meeting a bunch of classical young musicians from Mace...

June 7, 2017

Today is my husband's graduation's day as a classical double bass player.

The accomplishment of a dream that Dinko cherished and pursued for the last 4 years with daily hard work despite of the sporadic frustration, pain and doubts.

I often wonder why the double bass? He...

February 12, 2017

Rainy grey windy days like today can be spent cuddling, sitting in front of the TV wasting life, or sleeping, which I often do like any of us, I guess...!

But 2017 started in a very special way for me and to continue expressing myself through music and being happy...

January 24, 2017

Is there anything not to love about Jobim's music? He's been present in the most important moments of my life! I grew up listening to Jobim in Brazil and he's been with me all along throughout my life, in the good as in the bad moments.

I met my husband in a gig in Zagr...

October 18, 2016

4 years ago today I was having one of the most joyful days of my life: the launch of my 2nd CD "MENESCANTANDO - A Tribute to Roberto Menescal".

"Menescantando" was the only CD that I published in Portugal, with the label Numérica. Ironically, the record label close...

October 16, 2016

In return to the eternal question "What is Art?", google just gave me a phenomenal number of 1,440,000,000 results in 0.93 seconds!!!!

Then out of curiosity, I typed: "Art in the Balkans" and got "only" 9,260,000 results... significantly less for such a prolif...

August 13, 2016

Bossa Nova would not have been entirely what it was without Nara Leão, known as "the Muse" of this movement. Nelson Motta called her "the most intelligent voice of Brazil", discrete, balanced, profound and sensitive. She was all that, and much more! As a middle class y...