Monday, June 1, 2009

Catarina Dos Santos - Release Party

The most excellent author/songstress/musician, Dr. Raquel Z Rivera reached out to me to post an some interesting dates featuring an interesting singer by the name of Catarina Dos Santos.

About the CD release: Catarina Dos Santos is an amazing singer/composer from Portugal who lives in El Barrio and does jazz mixed with Afro-diasporic/African roots music of Brazil, Cape Verde, Portugal and Angola music. I'm impressed by her sophistication and at the same time rootedness in traditions. Plus she is a great performer with a beautiful spirit.

Here is some info regarding the events from Catarina herself:

It's with great happiness that I announce the date of my CD Release Party. "No Balanço do Mar" will have its presentation June 4th at 7:30pm, at Pregones Theatre.

This cd is my first one with original music, and it's the result of a research of the musical links between Lisbon's African identity and the North East of Brazil. It was recorded last year, between Lisbon, São Paulo and New York, and includes musicians from Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique and Brazil. It's beautiful music, and I hope to see you all at this wonderful theatre. There will be an after party on Saturday, June 6th, 6pm, at my house, we will be cooking some great Angolan dishes, and I am getting ready to do a show that I directed at Camaradas, with a blend of Angolan and Brazilian music.

I was fortunate to have a sponsorship to bring from Lisbon two amazing musicians, Mick Trovoada, from Angola, and Rolando Semedo, from Cape Verde, and they will grace us with music that is rarely played in NY, and that will keep you dancin'!

So, here it is:

@ Pregones Theatre, 571-575 Walton Avenue, Bronx

(Take 2, 4 or 5 trains to 149th St. Grand Concourse (1st stop in the Bronx) and walk down 149th street 2 minutes, turn right on Walton Avenue.

- June 6th at 10pm - "FROM ANGOLA TO BRAZIL"
A Celebration of African Brazilian Music!
@ Camaradas, 115th Street and 1st Avenue, NYC

(Kimbombo (ao vivo no Chapito) - Catarina Dos Santos, Video Credit: soundbit1977)

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