bird songs and tutti frutti twilight zone


* Europe *

Just came back from a short trip to Galiza after recording a song with legendary Spanish artist Victor Coyote for his next album. He did a swinging cover version of the song “Havemos de ir a Viana” by Amália Rodrigues on the ukulele.


An interview was just published by Stress FM. It includes some songs recorded live at the studio and a selection of music I’ve been listening to.


Tomorrow travelling for the first time to the Czech Republic!

My Polish siostra Agnieszka Piksa  is showing her work in Brno at a comics event called “Minutové Hry“, organized by Komixxx. She suggested that I play at the opening and with the help of some friends I was able to get these 4 dates together:

05/10 – afternoon show for children – TBA, Prague (+ Turpentine Ray)

05/10 – Café Spitfire – Prague, CZ (+ Kojoti + special guest)

08/10 – opening concert of “Komixxx – minutové hry” @ Kavarna Trojka – Brno, CZ ( + Kamarádi + DJ Wita Sax)

11/10 – Galeria Onamato – Krakow, PL (acoustic show)


In November I will play in my hometown Lisbon (at ZDB, with Helena Espvall and O Gringo Sou Eu) and Porto (Armazém do Chá), and off to Bordeaux (still trying to add more dates in France).


In December I wil take part in a festival/residency in Madeira called Multimadeira.


Canal 180 is a Portuguese TV cable channel. They invited Rita Braga and Batida to record some videos in an old factory, along with some 50 preschool children with balloons and plastic ukuleles…

While the videos are being edited, there is an article here about this event.

This was the first of many showcases to be recorded at Oliva Creative Factory, an old factory located in São João da Madeira, which will be transformed into a new site to host the creative industries and artists residencies.

radio and tv appearances

During Novo Doba Festival in Serbia, Rita Braga had a live in studio interview and performed 3 songs at Radio Pancevo, with comics authors Aleksandar Zograf (Serbia) and Pat Moriarity (US). This one was conducted in Serbian and English:

In Portugal, Rita Braga was recently the special guest on the TV show “Planeta Música” for the National TV channel RTP1, in which she spoke about her album, showed her comics published on the Novo Doba Festival catalogue, and performed acoustically the song “Jedva Cekam Da Nedelja Dodje”:

She was also interviewed for the radio station RDP Internacional, a forum dedicated to the Portuguese communities and other native speakers living abroad: