The 500 copies of “Cherries That Went To The Police” that I had in Portugal since it was released 1 year ago are now sold out after the Brazilian tour!
Thanks to everyone who has supported my music by buying this cd.
I have another stock of cds in California waiting to be distributed so the Cherries will be available again sometime in a not so far future.
For now you can buy get a digital copy on www.ritabraga.bandcamp.com (or i-tunes, amazon, etc). Or you might just stream it for free.
Here is the new music video for the song “Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart”, from the album “Cherries That Went To The Police”.
Shot and directed by Mr. Chris Wagganer, who also designed and built the props (including the heart with electronic devices and the retro mic). It was shot last year in Los Angeles, during Rita Braga’s tour in the US, and it was freshly edited by Mr. Jason Willis (http://jasonwillis.com/).
Chris Wagganer also directed the video for the song River of No Return
In June Rita Braga attended a few events related to authorial comics and graphic arts, starting with the amazing Novo Doba Festival in Belgrade/Pancevo in Serbia. She had some comics published on the Novo Doba catalogue and the cover of ”Cherries That Went To The Police” was part of the exhibition featuring 10 years of Grrr! events at the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Pancevo, since Grrr! takes place in its curator and author’s hometown, Aleksandar Zograf. During the festival there was a live radio session with Zograf and comics author Pat Moriarity from Seattle where Rita Braga performed a few songs at the radio station in Pancevo. After Novo Doba, there was a 5 day comics workshop which took place in Deliblato Sands, and on the opening evening there two concerts by Rita Braga and Serbian/US Band Epp E Epp. (Deliblatska Peščara is the largest sandy terrain in Europe, once part of a vast prehistoric desert – since 100 years ago it has been revitalized and became a special nature reserve). A book will be published as a result of this workshop, in which everyone illustrated a story after a script by Wostok. Finally left to Rome and performed on the stage of the Crack! Festival, which takes place in Forte Prenestino, as well as some acoustic performances in different sites of the underground galleries of the fortress. Crack might be one of the biggest festivals of its kind in Europe where artists come from all over and have their own space to show original artwork and sell editions.
Here are some videos from my album release party in Lisbon at Teatro do Bairro. I had a fantastic band – Nik Phelps on the clarinet and pocket trumpet, Chris Carlone on drums and harmonica, Tiago Nicolau on the standup bass and Rui Damaso on the slide guitar. 2 guys from Lisbon and 2 guys from San Francisco! Chris will soon upload the other videos from this show.
we also had time to shoot some videos with Chips and Salsa (me and Chris) at the Principe Real park in Lisbon.
You can buy “Cherries That Went To The Police” in the following stores:
If you are in Lisbon, you can find it at: TREM AZUL ; LOUIE LOUIE (also in Porto) ; FLUR ; FNAC ; and soon in MATERIA PRIMA (also in Porto). In other cities in Portugal you can find it or order it from any FNAC.
You can also order it online from RASTILHO (international shipping available).
If you happen to be in Bordeaux, France you can find it at Total Heaven.
And of course after any show the cd will be there and you can buy it directly from Rita. Please check the tour dates section.
Or – you can send an e-mail with your order to pipi dot machen at gmail dot com and Rita will add a personalized drawing for you (she just had this idea as she is typing).
I will update this information as I will make the cd available in other physical shops in Europe and the US.
You can now listen to and buy the digital tracks of Cherries That Went To The Police on bandcamp (or on the “listen” section of this website). Previous EPs are available on bandcamp for free download.
during her recent 3 months tour in the US, Rita Braga acted in a weird short silent film directed by Claude Cardenas called “wander”, shot in San Francisco. The movie has only 2 characters, one being Rita and the other is Steffey Sue, a very cool ukulele player from Berkeley! Rita is currently writing the original score for “wander” in Lisbon. The song “A Lira” from the new abum “Cherries…” will also be part of the soundtrack.
You can discover more of Claude’s photography here.
Rita Braga’s debut album “Cherries That Went To The Police” was recentely printed in the US and will be available for sale from on September 26th. The concert release party will happen in Lisbon at TEATRO DO BAIRRO on the 15th October. More info soon.