Brazil’s Badi Assad is one of the most innovative, passionate and talented artists of all times and is lauded as one of the world’s most unique and cross-transcendental performance artists of this generation.Quicksilver guitar work and vocal percussion along with sweet and stirring singing are Badi’s trademarks.

Badi cracks open the unexpectedly lyrical quality and deep sentiments of the popular songs that Badi always chooses to explore,arrange, and make her own.

Assad will give New York’s audience a chance to experience these songs (by Hozier, Skrillex, Björk and more), that comes from her latest release ‘Hatched’, and as well as her own compositions, LIVE, when she comes as a solo performer to Joe’s Pub on July 31st @ 7pm, as part of the Brazil Summerfest.

You can’t miss the chance to check her out


And if you really want to know more about her you could watch the documentary about her life called ‘Badi’, that will be featured @ The New School on July 30th @ 7pm, as part of the Brazil Summerfest as well


Guitar Masters @ Guildhall

A concert evening featuring performances by Israeli superstar David Broza, considered one of the world’s most dynamic and vibrant performers, world music virtuoso, Badi Assad, and the acoustic duo from For Living Lovers, with composer and jazz guitarist Brandon Ross and acoustic bass guitarist Stomu Takeishi.

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John Drew Theater
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937

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. (

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.