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.


European Tour


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


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.