Concert for Global Peace in Chicago

Hope all is well. If you are around Chicago… It would be great to see you at Genesis at the Crossroads’ upcoming event on May 3rd. As you may know, Genesis works at the intersection of arts, education and social justice creating and implementing cross-cultural collaborative performance, educational and humanitarian work locally and globally. (www.gatc.org)

Our professional world music ensemble, Saffron Caravan, now celebrating its 10 year anniversary has a concert and reception to which we would like to extend an invitation to you and your community. A great deal of the proceeds are going towards the music and peacebuilding work we are doing this year with at-risk CPS and refugee youth and our 2018 Genesis Academy Summer Institute.

Thursday, May 3rd – Doors open at 7:30pm
The Historic Mayne Stage
1328 W Morse Av, Chicago

Dynamite Guitars 2017

Badi will perform as part of the ‘Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts’ as part of the Herbst Theatre’s 36th season of bringing the world’s finest guitarists to the San Francisco Bay area! The Omni Foundation Guitar Series is widely recognized as one of the leading series for guitar in the world.
“It’s amazing to be among these artists. And I noticed that I am the only woman. So I go with all respect to represent them all !!” (Badi Assad).

Around the World in 80 Artists

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“Her gaze full of affection and otherness makes us glimpse the humanity of the artists she writes about, as if she did an ode to the love of the human being and what led those men and women from so different parts of the globe to translate and express themselves in music. ”

The words above were written by Chico César for the first book of Badi Assad. The artist from Paraiba signs the preface to  ‘Around the World in 80 Artists’, a book in which the guitarist and singer-songwriter from São Paulo presents chronicles about 80 names of the  music. They are artists from all continents who have influenced her in life and career, which has been around for more then 25 years.

Among these 80 artists, from different parts of the world, there are Brazilians such as the  singers Elza Soares and Ney Matogrosso, the percussionist Naná Vasconcelos and master Egberto Gismonti. Among the foreign names are Sting, Björk, David Garrett,  Hozier,  Amina Annabi, Sarah McLachlan…

The book ‘Around the World in 80 Artists’ is scheduled for release in late March, by Pollen Editora, generating an unprecedented show scheduled to debut in April, kicking off a national tour of Badi Assad in Brazil.

BADI voted best film at FestCine Maracanaú

The Edu Felistoque featuring film about Badi Assad is scheduled for release in 2018

The film “Badi”, directed by Edu Felistoque, takes a look at the personal trajectory and the international career of the singer, guitarist and songwriter Badi Assad. The film has just started the circuit of Film Festivals and was already awarded in the first one where it was shown, won the FestCine Maracanaú, in Fortaleza, as Best Film. The release in theaters is scheduled for the end of the first half of 2018.

The film features a number of roles, including the Assad brothers, Larry Coryell, Roy Rogers, Miguel Santos, Chico César, Toquinho, Yamandú Costa, Naná Vasconcelos, Seu Jorge, Fernando Sardo, Carlinhos Antunes, Rafael Cortez, Michael Scott, Regis Tadeu, Luis Nassif, Wendy Sternberg, Fafá Noronha, Dona Ica and Mr. Jorge Assad, among other names.

Badi has completed 25 years of career that has conquered the international scene, always trying to break the common ground: she experiments, creates and explores the sounds, either by modifying traditional ways of using the instruments, innovating in the guitar, with vocal and percussive effects. In her discography, 14 discs released, in Brazil and abroad.

The production is of FM productions, Felistoque films, Martinelli Filmes, WN Productions, Ravem Productions and Giro 8 Productions, with musical direction of Walther Neto.

CHECK OUT THE TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-pZKWJOJzU

European Tour

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I’ll meet you there 🙂

07/11 – Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Night Club – Munique, Germany
08/11 – Kurhaus Bad Aibling, Festsaal – Bad Aibling, Germany
09/11 – Victoriateatern Malmö – Malmö, Sweden
10/11 – Fasching Jazz Stockholm Sweden RB Group – Estocolmo, Sweden
11/11 – Nefertiti – Gotemburgo, Sweden
13/11 – Teatro Jolly – Palermo, Italy
14/11 – Stagione MA – Catânia, Italy
15/11 – CESM – Workshot at Centro Etneo Studi Musicali – Catânia, Italy
17/11 – Apostel Paulus Kirche – Berlim, Germany
18/11 – Extratour, Würzburg Rotenbauer, Germany

IBMF 48hours Marathon – 16-17/September

This weekend will happen a 48-hour Marathon on Body Music, via Web Radio Catimbau, Recife (BR). Something not so common.

But Badi what is it? I’m sure some would know but maybe most don’t? Body Music = Music produced only from the human body, without any electronic interference. Very interesting, huh? A certain natural antidote to the paraphernalia that consumes us lately.

Keith Terry is the head behind it all. He was the one who created, next to his wife Eve Landin the IBMF (International Body Music Festival). Next year they will celebrate its 10th edition! An impressive achievement. Spreading body music around the world! Our biggest representation in Brazil is the amazing #Barbatuques.

Yesterday I spent the whole afternoon interviewing leading artists around the world for the marathon: Pedro Consorte (BR) Leela Petronio (France), Thanos Daskalopoulos (Greece), Eve Landin (USA) and KEITH TERRY (USA). Yes! I had the great privilege of interviewing him. It was a giant pleasure.

It’s worth checking out the Marathon! And to know what is happening in this human universe. Then you let me know Conexão Catimbau_Marathona Body Music 48H-9th IBMF 2017 Minifest Series-page-001

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http://www.internationalbodymusicfestival.com

kisses,
Badi