O Barquinho ~ My Little Boat


Foreign language songs, Jazz, Music

Finding new songs for my foreign-language repertoire always involves much digging and listening to other artists. It is a process I find most enjoyable, like stepping into a dark, mysterious castle with only a spotlight at hand, never knowing what you’ll find. It was exactly that way that I came across the very playful and […]

October 31, 2018

Aganjú ~ Music and Spirituality


Creative influences, Jazz, Language, Music, Mythology, Record releases, Recording Sessions

I first heard the song Aganjú on Bebel Gilberto’s album Tanto Tempo. It was written by the Brazilian musician, songwriter and record producer Carlinhos Brown, whose musical style blends tropicália, reggae, and traditional Brazilian percussion. Later, especially the Latin remix by Thievery Corporation, caught my attention because it expresses my love of a Brazilian and […]

September 12, 2016