Dear friends, The project I’m proudly part of ‘Saffron Caravan’ with Moroccan (Vocals and Oud) AARON BENSOUSSAN, – Israeli-Arab (Oud) HAYTHAM SAFIA and the Special Guest percussionist Keita Ogawa, Japan is coming back to Chicago! Please, would you help us to spread it around? It’s going to be an amazing night and we’ll love to have you and your friends there!
A Lorde Cover
by Badi Assad
recorded by Quatro Ventos
Produced by Quatro Ventos
Directed by Alfredo Nagib Fritz, Carlinhos Reis e Badi Assad
Produced by Badi Assad
Executive Producer Badi Assad
Director of Photography Alfredo Nagib Filho
Edited by Carlinhos Reis
e Wenderson Maldonado
Post-Production Carlinhos Reis e Wenderson Maldonado
Color Grading Wenderson Maldonado
DoP Assistant: Leo Nogueira Urubu
Beauty Design Leticia de Carvalho
Beauty Artist Gui Chapina
Badi wears Ronaldo Fraga
Location in Águas da Prata (SP-Brazil))
Manufactures Water Bottling ‘Fonte Platina’
Municipality of Águas da Prata (SP-Brazil)
Walter Monici and Eduardo Akira Okada (Fonte Platina)
Alice de Abreu
“Badi Assad belongs to the most talented Brazilian songwriters and can look back upon a carrier that’s been lasting for 20 years. On “Hatched”, the singer and guitarist demonstrates her distinctive love of experimentation by mixing southern American rhythms with Pop and Rock, making her 12th record one of the best in her carrier.” Stereo
“Skrillex and Badi Assad, that’s a convergence of two worlds. Driving electronic beats on the one side, a jazz musician with an acoustic guitar on the other. But “Stranger” is one of the most successful approaches on “Hatched”. […] It honours both, as Skrillex’ compositional strength becomes clear and Assad can show that she won’t be fooled by his electronic gadgets. With “Little Lion Man” by Mumford & Sons, Assad reduces a mainstream pop song to its very basics and even uses the song’s four-letter-words with more charm and irony.” MDR Figaro
I hope all is well! I’ve got good news! We are finally ready to launch our ambitious project Billion Signs! It took me somewhat longer then expected but I’m very proud to announce that we are launching our website billionsigns.com today with more then 200 celebrities from 46 countries worldwide involved!! To name just a few: David Guetta, Avicii, Sean Paul, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, Wyclef Jean and many others!
Now we just need to inspire the rest of the world to upload their peace sign pictures as well! ! Since we are aiming to attract a billion peace sign pictures! With each uploaded picture we automatically will generate 1 cent for children of war by donating this to charity organization War Child. These cents are provided by our sponsors!
Everyone that has worked on this project and helped me out did so completely non profit!
You can help us realising our goal, of reaching 1 billion peace sign pictures, by sharing one (or both) of the following options on your social media channels:
Badi Assad, we learned, is pronounced Badji Assage, which is fantastically cool and it’s not lost on us that her name literally spells out badass. What confidence she brought to the stage, striding proudly while playing both delicately and powerfully on her nylon string electro-acoustic guitar. She sang through a head mic which gave her mobility and she used it, even doing a borderline samba while playing. She sang mostly in Portuguese, but one could follow the story of songs like “Voce Nao Entendeu Nada” though her drama and dynamics. She did a couple of covers of recent pop songs, as per her new album, including a bossa nova take on Mumford & Sons “Little Lion Man.” Beyond the organic polyrhythms of her right hand on the guitar and her vocal phrasing, she’s also gifted at scat and mouth percussion, around which she built her entire final number. She sang tones and made drum sounds at the same time. She popped her cheeks and throat and conjured a deeply corporeal groove. What came through mostly however was Assad’s charm and lifelong love of an audience and a good collaborative feeling.
by Craig Havighurst (Music City Roots Concert, Nashville)