“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.