Pop Up! is a new lounge space located at Avenida da Liberdade 159 in Lisbon. During one month it will host a number of concerts, art shows and other live events. RB will perform on Feb 1. More info on http://www.popup.com.pt/
Some pictures of the show (taken by Aleksandar Mijailovic). Rita had a special guest from Brazil on 2 songs, Frankão, who rocked on the pandeiro!
That’s right! CHERRIES THAT WENT TO THE POLICE was listed as “one of the 20 best albums of 2011 that you didn’t hear” by Brazilian journalist Zeca Camargo (host of the popular Globo’s TV show “Fantástico”):
““Cherries that went to the police”, Rita Braga – uma cantora portuguesa… quase com certeza, uma vez que Rita Braga canta na sua (nossa) língua nativa, mas também em inglês, russo, grego… Topei com este álbum sem querer numa recente viagem a Portugal. Não conhecia Rita e achei curioso um disco de uma cantora de lá tão poliglota. “Cherries” é uma surpresa deliciosa a cada faixa: músicas com um “ar de antigamente”, mas com uma vitalidade que não poderia ser mais do “agora”. Sem medo de encarar um repertório nada convencional, Rita foi para mim uma das melhores revelações de 2011.”
In Portugal the album was highly acclaimed in a number of magazines and newspapers and it also made it to the top 20 of Portuguese music magazine Blitz:
Rita’s music also had a sweet mention from Amanda Jo Williams, L.A.’s singer and songwriter who Rita loves, on her top list of 2011:
5. Rita Braga- Any song. This portuguese folk singer, ukulele playing cutie, is great. She had a tour planned for the U.S. recently but unfortunately she was sent back. Boo. I’d love to see her do another bedroom show at Jef’s.
And apart from a “best of 2011″, Aleksandar Zograf, Serbian cartoonist and music journalist who designed the cover wrote a note about the album (see “September updates“):
“CD titled Cherries That Went to the Police, by Rita Braga, from Lisbon, has a cover design by Aleksandar Zograf. Rita Braga tours internationally, and is one of the most interesting independent music performers around. Find more info http://superbraguita.com/ , and there’s a press release in Portuguese : http://santosdacasa.blogspot.com/2011/08/rita-braga-lanca-disco.html A story of Zograf/Braga collaboration was told in an interview for Portuguese Cotonete TV - http://musica.clix.pt/noticias/cotonete/rita-braga-na-cotonete-tv.html“
Thank you Brazil, US, Portugal and Serbia!