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


New Video ‘Vejo Você Aqui’



The tranquility of the city of Paraty, on the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro, was the scene for the music video “Vejo Você Aqui”, composition of Badi Assad with Zélia Duncan. Intimate, the ballad speaks of feelings as solitude and love, is one of the recorded tracks of Hatched, Badi’s last album.

To see:
Music: Vejo Você Aqui
Discography: Hatched (2015)
Composition of Badi Assad and Zélia Duncan
Direction and images: Bruce Carosini
Production: AfricaMakiya Produções
Production assistance: BenzaDeus Producer and Vanessa Soares
Directed by: AfricaMakiya, Alvo Video All & Zanzar Movies
Sponsers: Ras Haitrm and Paraty Central Hostel

On her 14th album, Hatched, Badi Assad reinvented herself once again, bringing a Brazilian flavor to alternative international pop songs, as well as presenting some of her own compositions. Hatched was released as part of the 25-year celebrations of the singer, songwriter and guitar player.

LIFEM 2014 – Kings Place – London / UK

Our concert in London left good impressions… The public was very warm and we felt their connection during the whole evening. Simone, Oleg and myself played our hearts out! Good memories… And it seems that the writer from World Music Magazine , Teto Parvanov, felt the same. Thank you for the review and thank Celine Cruz for the great pictures! This beautiful dress is made by the brazilian fashion designer Ronaldo Fraga.

Read more in Rhythm Passporth website on:

Photos: Rhythm Passport

Badi Assad

Offenbach (DE)

Badi Assad, Simone Sou & Oleg Fateev
Offenbach (DE)

Wonderful Tours

Dear old and new friends,

 I’m writing after a wonderful European and American tour that left me with a lot of great memories, amazing new friends, great reviews and the knowledge that I’m still feeding my concerts with a lot of passion and energy!


The European portion of it I did just by myself, but crossing the ocean I met my family. This photo was taken by Morgan Shansson in SF on April 8th. It is always a delightful experience to make music and hang out with my brothers Sérgio and Odair & their daughters Clarice and Carolina. A real personal and artistic pleasure.
As a small gift to thank you for your support, here goes my first Mobile APP for Android!
(Note: I’m sorry if it won’t work to other devices… Some day :)
Before saying goodbye, I want to share some very nice reviews from Europe:
Gävle, Sweden on March 28th:
“She uses her voice in an unconventional way, seems to be able to do anything with it; Under the right conditions Badi needed no more than a guitar – and copious amounts of talent, willfulness, charm, humor and creativity”.  Nils Ahnland (Arbetarebladet)

“It looks so easy, but is oh so difficult. It does not matter what genre she is getting herself into; samba, blues, show – that jazz envelope is there all the time. It does not matter that half of the songs performed are in Portuguese, the feeling is still right for the large crowd. Being completely alone on stage and still be such a colorful kaleidoscope is great art and rewarded with heartfelt ovation”.  Erik Süss (Gävle Dagbladet)


This in Bilbao, Spain on 18 March.



Kisses from a sunny but chilly São Paulo,
Badi Assad