Saturday, August 16, 2008

Dorival Caymmi, saudades...

From left to right: Ithamara Koorax, Stella Caymmi, Marcelo Machado, Dorival Caymmi and Ligia Machado at Caymmi's home in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro

I feel devastated with the news about Dorival Caymmi's passing.
We were introduced by our common friend Dom Um Romão, in 1998, and later I had to chance to meet Caymmi at his home in Copacabana (Rio de Janeiro), where I spent a lovely afternoon along with his wife Stella, and another dear couple, Marcelo & Ligia Machado.
I have recorded some of Caymmi's greatest songs: "Temporal" (from "Suite dos Pescadores", to the "Dorival Caymmi Songbook" organized by Almir Chediak), "Cala Boca Menino" (to the all-star project "Street Angels", and a song I performed live for the first time at the "Jazz Cafe", in London, during a tour with Dom Um Romão that also featured Nelson Angelo and Fabio Fonseca), "O Vento", "Noite de Temporal" and "A Lenda do Abaeté" for my "Brazilian Butterfly" album in tribute to Stellinha Egg, my favorite performer of Caymmi's songs.
"O Vento" received a great remix by Austrian DJ Parov Stelar, was released as a single and became a big dancefloor hit in Europe and Asia in 2007, being included in several compilations.
Caymmi, I love you!
Some days later, on September 9, 2008, I attended the release party (at the Mistura Fina club) of Stella Caymmi's brilliant book "Caymmi e a Bossa Nova"
(Stella Caymmi & Ithamara Koorax)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Obrigado Dom Um Romão" released today in the USA

Peter Scharli Trio featuring Ithamara Koorax: "Obrigado Dom Um Romão"
After the critical acclaim in Europe, where it was recorded during a tour in October 2006, and promoted in another tour during April & May 2007, "Obrigado Dom Um Romão" is being released today in the USA.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ithamara Koorax interviewed at Globonews TV, today!

Ithamara Koorax interviewed at Globonews TV

Ithamara Koorax entrevistada pelo jornalista Chico Pinheiro para o programa "Sarau", da Globonews (canal 40 da NET), da Rede Globo. Participação especial do tecladista José Roberto Bertrami (Azymuth)
Assista ao programa completo, exibido pela primeira vez no dia 10 de maio de 2008, e reprisado nos dias 11, 12 e 13.
O programa será reprisado, hoje, dia 5 de agosto, em diversos horários, novamente na Globonews (canal 40 da NET) devido a inúmeros pedidos, dentro da "Sessão Review". Próxima exibição às 16 horas.
Ithamara Koorax interviewed by Chico Pinheiro for the "Sarau" TV show "Globonews" channel - Globo TV Network
Special appearance by keyboardist José Roberto Bertrami (Azymuth)Broadcasted for the first time on May 10, 2008 and reprised on May 11, 12 and 13.
Due to popular demand, it will be reprised today, August 5, 2008, several times, once again at "Globonews - Review Session"!

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