AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Before I tell you about all that is going on, let me take a minute to wish you a wonderful New Year full of love, health and most of all PEACE. I will be doing a recap of 2009 Newsletter very soon. Stay tuned!
It is with great pride that I announce that I was indicated for the Brazilian International Press Awards again this year. The event last year was absolutely beautiful, classy, entertaining and enlightening. It’s great to see our Brazilian communities everywhere so engaged and doing great things.
This year, which actually reflects on accomplishments 2009, I was indicated in two categories: #3 for show of the year – as the result of the success of the “Kenia Celebrates Caymmi” show, and on category # 5 for Singer of the year. I am honored to be indicated amongst so many talented artists but would love to ask for your support in the Popular Vote portion of the award process. Please log onto http://www.pressaward.com/votacao.php and vote under categories # 3 and # 5. Than fell free to pass it along to others you know support my work. I hope to be writing to you in February with a nomination confirmation
Also, keep your ears on the ground as the CD of Dorival Caymmi’s project should hit the airwaves and shelves as well as the internet late March early April. More info will follow.It was fantastic to have worked with such great musicians as Airto Moreira, Fernando Merlino, Leo Traversa, Jay Ashby, Eric Susoeff, Marty Ashby and Lucas Ashby. It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child, and parallel, it takes many people to make a project such as this come to completion. I am very proud and grateful to all of the professionals and friends who have supported me through the process.
However if you are going to be in or near Bethlehem, PA on January 23rd, make sure you stop by the Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, 420 East Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3006.
I will be performing with Bill Warfield’s Big Band singing original arrangements by Bill of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, songs from Simply Kenia among other jewels. For more details please check Zoellner Arts Center website.
This is all for now. Please make sure to vote on the Brazilian International Press Awards.
More news coming soon.