Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Som do Brasil: Live show on Wednesday, July 24th at 11PM

Brazilia - The Sound of Brazil is joining us this Wednesday for a live performance. The Brazilian/Australian duo, Jaider de Oliveira and John Stefulj, will be playing from Samba and Bossa Nova to contemporary Brazilian/African music blended with folk traditions. Check this video:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Interview with Levi Ramiro on Wednesday July 17th at 11PM

 Coming up on Wednesday at 11PM on WKCR 89.9FM New York an interview with Levi Ramiro that I, Augusto, recorded in June. He received me with fresh homemade coffee at his house in Estiva-SP, a small town in Brazil. Levi told me about his career as a "viola" player, Brazilian regional music known as "Sertanejo de Raiz" and his work as an artisan. He builds his own instruments using an unusual material: a fruit called "cabaça," which is the same used in a berimbau. If you are curious about it and can't wait until Wednesday, watch this video recorded during the interview in which he plays Tristeza do Jeca (Angelino de Oliveira) and Águas de Março (Tom Jobim).

Augusto Ghiotto and Levi Ramiro in Estiva - SP, Brazil in June 14th

A "cabaça" fruit of which he makes a viola
Levi Ramiro at his work space inside his house

A "viola de cabaça"