bird songs and tutti frutti twilight zone

tour dates

Swiss tour

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live at Café du Commerce in Biel, 14/05 © Mischa Dickerhof

went to Stadtfilter Radio in Winterthur:

sunset show at Portier, Winterthur:

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my Brazilian nickname Rita Brega (Rita Trashy) became real on an online party guide from Winterthur:

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Review from the 1st show at Am Quai in Solothurn:

http://www.zmitz.ch/blog/was-war/257-magie-am-landhausquai

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appeared in the local newspaper in Biel:

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in Bern met a personal trainer who made me do a guerrilla show in a small cozy bar in her neighborhood called Zar (which payed for the last trains) – picture taken the morning after:

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the night before I had an enthusiastic crowd of 3 people in Bärner Mitti (in the end there were 6). During a break a couple who was walking outside jumped on stage and made an expected duet:

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my enthusiastic Bern crowd:

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I’m still missing the chickens, the trains, the personal trainer, the mad dancers in Solothurn and the river Aare. I’m hoping to return in 2016!


Rita Braga & Marc Behrens Smile You Against the Wall

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Saturday 28th of February – I will play a concert with Marc Behrens featuring his compositions never presented live before, some almost 30 years old – directly from the space-time tube of West Germany 1986-1991 into Porto 2015!

concert parallel to the exhibition «A Magnet Between Proteins and Sugar» by Marc Behrens, https://www.facebook.com/events/424153537742381/?fref=ts

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entrada/admission: €4


one night band in Sweden

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I don’t mean one night stand, I mean one night band! During the show on Too Cute To Cute! at the Moriska Paviljongen in Malmö, I had two Carmencitas (Ida Christina and Merima Dizdarević), one Klaus Nomi (Vladica Culic) and one big Mama (Žana Erdeljan) with me on stage.

Photo 1 and 2 by Daniel Novakovic; photo 3 and 4 by Žana Erdeljan.


Pancevo Film Festival & more

I enjoy becoming a comics character from time to time! This time I appeared in Lee Kennedy‘s comics for Pancevac newspaper upon her visit to Pancevo. I had met Lee for the first time in 2006, during my first visit to Serbia when I performed and showed some drawings at the GRRR! Comics Festival (which was also my 3rd concert ever and first one outside Portugal). Since then I’ve returned many times to Serbia but this was actually my first tour outside the Belgrade/Pancevo area (went to Subotica, Uzice, Novi Sad, Deliblato Sands), plus a trip to Macedonia including a gig in Skopje and a festival in Vinica, ending at the first edition of the PAFF: very nice film festival and it seems I always have the best audiences in these regions!

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And there was a long article published on Vreme magazine after my concert in KC Grad. Translation from Serbian to English arriving soon!

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Italia

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Soon leaving for my first tour in Italy! Above is a great poster for Lunalpina, a cultural center in a former primary school, located in a small town in the Alps.

05/06 – Teatro Altrove – Genova
06/06 – Lunalpina – Triangia, Sondrio
07/06 – Serra dei Giardini – Venezia
09/06 – Gattò – Milano


internet radio + soundtracks + europe tour dates

My home recordings are now on the playlist of my new favorite internet radio, Shirley and Spinoza. Yay! Their wide music selection goes from ethnic music to novelty songs, moog albums, collages, old timey radio, pirate webcasts, field recordings, etc.

I’m starting to work on a soundtrack for Catarina de Oliveira’s movie trilogy “Trois Vieilles Histoires”, which she started shooting in Marseille during a residence last year. In Kraków I will record a song for an animation film by Urszula Palusinska, who recently won an award at Ilustarte 2014 in Portugal.

Recently I made small improvements on my home recording studio and I’ve been posting new demos with electronic sounds using analogue synths on soundcloud.

In June I will do my first tour in Italy, from there hopping to Poland, and at the end of June I will tour in Belgium:

05/06 – Teatro Altrove – Genova, IT

06/06 – Lunalpina – Triangia, Sondrio, IT

07/06 – Serra dei Giardini – Venezia, IT

09/06 – Gattò – Milano, IT

12/06 – Kolanko No 6 – Krakow, PL
14/06 – Ptapty – Poznan, PL

15/06 – Klubodalnja Eufemia – Warsaw, PL

20/06 – Espaço Compasso – Porto, PT

26/06 – Rockerill – Charleroi, BG

28/06 – La Boule D’Or – Bruxelles, BG

29/06 – Ukulélé sur Meuse @ L’An Vert – Liège, BG

internet radio + soundtracks + europe tour dates

My home recordings are now on the playlist of my new favorite internet radio, Shirley and Spinoza. Yay! Their wide music selection goes from ethnic music to novelty songs, moog albums, collages, old timey radio, pirate webcasts, field recordings, etc.

I’m starting to work on a soundtrack for Catarina de Oliveira’s movie trilogy “Trois Vieilles Histoires”, which she started shooting in Marseille during a residence last year. In Kraków I will record a song for an animation film by Urszula Palusinska, who recently won an award at Ilustarte 2014 in Portugal.

Recently I made small improvements on my home recording studio and I’ve been posting new demos with electronic sounds using analogue synths on soundcloud.

In June I will do my first tour in Italy, from there hopping to Poland, and at the end of June I will tour in Belgium:

05/06 – Teatro Altrove – Genova, IT

06/06 – Lunalpina – Triangia, Sondrio, IT

07/06 – Serra dei Giardini – Venezia, IT

09/06 – Gattò – Milano, IT

12/06 – Kolanko No 6 – Krakow, PL
14/06 – Ptapty – Poznan, PL

15/06 – Klubodalnja Eufemia – Warsaw, PL

20/06 – Espaço Compasso – Porto, PT

26/06 – Rockerill – Charleroi, BG

28/06 – La Boule D’Or – Bruxelles, BG

29/06 – Ukulélé sur Meuse @ L’An Vert – Liège, BG

short break

After touring Lisbon-Bordeaux-Nantes-Paris-Liège-Brussels-Bilbao-Madeira during the last month, with many planes, buses and trains in between…

foto: Sanja Tisma

foto: Sanja Tisma

Holiday time!

soon there will be a new single of the upcoming album, recorded earlier this year in São Paulo

new collaborations to come

a short documentary made in Madeira, directed by Sanja Tisma

a photo session was taken with Rita Delille at the site of the old amusement park in Lisbon

and announcing a Balkan Spring tour!


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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.

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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.

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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)

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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).

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


São Paulo, the last month

towards the end of my 5 month stay in Brazil  I worked on some new performances together with artists from São Paulo.

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After finishing most of the recordings of the new album at Casa do Mancha, I prepared an entire set with José Vieira (piano) and Pedro Falcão (cuíca and pandeiro) called “Juju & Seus Balangandãs”, featuring old Brazilian songs mostly from the 1920’s and 30’s (carnival marches and samba) in a very theatrical style. We presented it twice at Projeto Alberto Seabra 1128.

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Also in Projeto Seabra 1128 I met the singer Rita Maria aka Ritamaria Rirri and we became the two Japanese twin sisters Lita-San & Lita-San. We prepared a show together adding clowny coreographies and presented it at Shintori (a fancy Japanese restaurant in São Paulo which looks like it could be out of a James Bond movie from the 1970’s), where Rita is a resident musician. Rita Maria has just released a new album on the internet with very nice songs and arrangements of her own. Check her songs on soundcloud!

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Finally I met the genius and mad scientist Paulo Beto. Some synths that he plays were designed and built for his special performances by Arthur Joly (take a look at these incredible machines http://www.recosynth.com/). I performed 2 songs at Paulo’s solo show at Centro Cultural Rio Verde with a cool little instrument called the pocket piano built by Critter & Guitari, and I’m getting one for myself soon. It’s like the ukulele of the  analog synthesizers! No pics or videos but below is the flyer, and I expect to collaborate more in the future!

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… Thanks again to all these nice people and new friends in São Paulo…

and many special thanks to Casa do Mancha and the crew for all the support on making the new album … which will be out sometime in 2014.

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até já São Paulo! now back in my hometown Lisbon.


Indiozinhos Psicodélicos

We just played a gig in Sao Carlos at a very nice venue called GIG and we’re recording my 2nd album at Casa do Mancha! Bernard flew from Porto Alegre to join us and to record on the new album.

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Here is a link to some news in Portugal about the new album and this tour in Brazil: http://santosdacasa.blogspot.pt/2013/06/rita-braga-prepara-novo-disco-no-brasil.html

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My next concert will be a new thing: cabaret style, old brazilian songs (by great names such as Noel Rosa, Ary Barroso) accompanied by a piano (José Vieira) and a cuica (Pedro Falcao), at Projeto Alberto Seabra 1128 in Sao Paulo. No ukulele this time, hands free!


Indiozinhos Psicodélicos

We just played a gig in Sao Carlos at a very nice venue called GIG and we’re recording my 2nd album at Casa do Mancha! Bernard flew from Porto Alegre to join us and to record on the new album.

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Here is a link to some news in Portugal about the new album and this tour in Brazil: http://santosdacasa.blogspot.pt/2013/06/rita-braga-prepara-novo-disco-no-brasil.html

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My next concert will be a new thing: cabaret style, old brazilian songs (by great names such as Noel Rosa, Ary Barroso) accompanied by a piano (José Vieira) and a cuica (Pedro Falcao), at Projeto Alberto Seabra 1128 in Sao Paulo. No ukulele this time, hands free!


Japonique Suikai

In Brazil, Valentine’s day is celebrated on June 12th, the day before St. Anthony’s feast day. I got invited to play at Japonique Suikai, a very neat Japanese shop in São Paulo with all kinds of stuff which hosts some fun events. The owner, Jana made a special window decoration and lent a kimono and my friend Camis took care of the make up to create a Betty Boop meets Gueisha sort of character.

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I love São Paulo!


upcoming tour dates

19/05 – 1ª Mostra Cultural CosmoPOPlitan (Mostra Paralela da Virada Cultural) @ Espaço Cultural Walden – São Paulo (solo show – more about this event here)

26/05 – Casa Brasa Mora – São Paulo (house show with Gustavo Cabelo – I just drew the flyer above)

06/06 – Espaço Cultural Walden (solo show) – São Paulo

21/06 – Indiozinhos Psicodélicos @ Kabul – São Paulo

27/06 – Indiozinhos Psicodélicos @ GIG – São Carlos

Plus, in June will record a new EP of 6 original songs with my recent formed band Indiozinhos Psicodélicos at Casa do Mancha in São Paulo! Still booking more dates.


Back in Brazil!

With a first stop in Recife, Pernambuco where I played a show with friend Zeca Viana, who also took me to the radio show “Coquetel Molotov”. I met Zeca last year in São Paulo and at the time I collaborated in a song for his upcoming album “Psicotransa”. I will post the podcast soon, which includes an interview and 4 live songs.

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2nd stop: Rio. Cabaré das Pulgas Saltitantes was born, the first ever Ukulele Cabaret of Rio de Janeiro! Organized by Ana Bandarra of Digga Digga Duo at Saloon 79, a very cool venue which resembles an old time American saloon. It sounds like it will turn into a regular event and there will be a 2nd edition in May. I got to play some tunes with Digga Digga Duo, plus my solo set and many people brought their ukes for some sing-alongs.

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3rd stop: São Paulo! This is will be my new home for some time. Working on my 2nd album from scratch, it’s time to write songs. Luckily I already have a rock n roll band here, Indiozinhos Psicodélicos, and we will record at Casa do Mancha. Casa do Mancha is one of my fav stops in town and where it all got started. It was Mancha’s home before it turned into a recording studio and then into a venue, where artists like Zeca Viana, Rumbo Reverso and Bárbara Eugénia have just recorded their albums, and Mr. Mancha himself is the drummer in my band.


Cabaré Tropical!

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CABARÉ TROPICAL was such an unforgettable evening and the first of my two goodbye parties from Porto, before packing for Brazil.

It featured incredible strange acts such as the heart and tongue of Bonnie and Clyde, a tranvestite human beat box from Marseille, a Portuguese sailor explaning to us kids how to travel in a sailorboat from Portugal to Brazil – and how to make the way back, the unique bipolar dialogues of Nuno Pinto, who seems to have arrived in a time travel capsule straight from the Italian Futurists time, a surprise guest from Karlsruhe doing something he never did before, the one to one private concerts in the bathroom with a Celtic Druid, a Saw player featuring the Human Theremin … this was the 2nd time I hosted a cabaret in Gato Vadio, the 1st one was QUEIJO & MARMELADA (Cheese & Marmelade) which featured all kinds of magical duets.

Thank you Bonnie for the pictures!


Weekend in Porto at Gato Vadio

Gato Vadio is a very nice bookstore in Porto which hosts different events such as small concerts and theatre plays, workshops, poetry readings and has a special taste for silent movies, philosophy and anarchy. Plus they have some nice drinks and sweets, a nice red wall with a spiral that reminds me of Vertigo and a neat garden.

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I am playing tonight with Presidente Drógado, who I favor as one of the best singer songwriters in the Portuguese underground music scene. He can provoke the audience who responds to the insults and the lyrics can be very didactic, such as in the big hit “Drogas de A a Z” (Drugs from A to Z). We started playing together in 2007 when I was Nossa Senhora (the Virgin Mary) but later I became Marciana Verde (the Green Martian).

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flyer by Bruno Borges

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Tomorrow I am hosting for the second time a Cabaret. The first one was open to all kinds of magical duets, now it’s time for the CABARÉ TROPICAL (the Tropical Cabaret)! Porto in the wintertime at night doesn’t really feel like tropical weather but we can use our imagination and fly to Brasil! Not Brazil in South America, but the mythical island of Brasil.


euro tour diary: music, cartoons, videos, comics and Ancient Worlds!

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starting from the end: three new music videos coming up from Brussels!

I’m collecting some memorabilia from the recent tour in Germany, France and Belgium… I was lucky to have a very special guest musician in every city, each with a unique different style and I met some very inspiring visual artists and musicians along the road! The tour lasted only 10 days but it was all very intense.

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In Berlin, Ignatz B joined me at Madame Claude to play the electric blues. Ignatz is from Buenos Aires and he’s one of the bass players on my album. We met at Forte Prenestino in Rome on the first day he arrived in Europe, during Crack! comics festival which I played in 2010 and 2012. Ignatz gets involved in some interesting projects such as experimenting with music for plants in the jungle in Paraguay!

Here is a clip of our rehearsal doing the song “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man“:

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The next night I made a short performance at the Balboa Swing Club in Neukölln. I performed acoustically some tunes from the 1920’s for a dancing audience, some dressed in proper outfits! There I met my friend Jacob, who was telling me about the series of films he worked in Ethiopia together with Vincent Moon: if you are into African music I really recommend watching “GAGAMO” and “THE HARP OF KING DAVID”.

My lovely host in Berlin was Judith Sönnicken, who has an upcoming art show in Lisbon, opening on March 14th at Museu Geológico. She’s also preparing a newspaper for SPIES. Judith is a great artist working in different types of media with a lot of humor. Check out her blog!

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I went for the first time to Hamburg and played at a very neat gallery which just opened nearly a month ago – Kraniche bei den Elbbrücken. The program was perfect together: there was a very cool exhibition by Canadian artist Kalyani Hemphill (here is a sample of what she does), plus a surprise show by Epiphany Now from Berlin and the wonderful sounds of the Magical Flying Love Lab (I include a clip to their music below, under the birds).

At this show Felix Kubin joined me with his magical keyboard on the Russian song “Dark Eyes”. Recently I attended his “Futuristic Kitchen Music” workshop in Porto. I’ve been a fan of his music for years since I saw his concert in Porto in 2005 and one of the things I admire in his work is a rare capacity of putting together sounds, performance, film and live visuals in different ways that really blend, adding a lot of cartoony influence!

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In Paris I arrived in a studio filled with visual artists (a load of comics artists), and saw a lot of imaginary worlds pouring into papers in one room! I was very impressed by the works of Florent Ruppert & Mulot; Maison Chapelle; Kader Benchamma (currently no website but he showed me his fantastic book “Dark Matter”) , Sophie Yanow, Alizée De Pin, Adrien Parlange… and exchanged a cd for “Mambo”, one of the best comic books I’ve seen in years by Claire Braud!

At the concert at le Vieux Léon I had  Terry Lee Hale joining in some old country classics! Mr. Hale is a singer songwriter from Seattle (he was a booker in the early “Grunge” period and later moved to Europe and went on a solo musical career with a long discography by now) and we had played together before at the One Wo/Man Band Festival in Portugal last year. Opening for the show was Alma Forrer and her band. Alma is a fantastic folk singer, listen to this song !

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In Brussels I arrived in the huge maison of an excentric art collector, who has objects in his room going from Ancient Egypt to Tesla-like decorations and surrealistic paintings, Greek and Medieval statues and a bedroom filled with early Catholic art which looks more like a Russian Orthodox church (I swear I’m not making this up). Since all the props were already there, and I had a high-tech photographer (name: Rudy Candillon) and a very creative friend sitting next to me, we shot three music videos and had a lot of fun. Now I need to learn a bit about video editing to put it all together but I’ll get to that soon.

There was no gig in Brussels but I met a human jukebox who invited me to play next time at Cinema Nova, which shows a lot of independent film and animation.

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old friend from Ancient Egypt. does he look a bit like a monkey?

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Last stop: Gent! I went to this cute Flamish town to visit Nik and Nancy Phelps. Gent seems like a medieval town made of sweets and chocolate. Nik and Nancy moved from San Francisco back in 2006, when I attended their workshop of “music for animated cartoons” at the Monstra Festival in Lisbon, and Nik recorded the clarinet on my album in the songs “Under The Moon” (the tall cartoon dog playing the clarinet on the clip actually looks like him) and “You’re The Cream in My Coffee”. Nik Phelps composes music for animation and has played with Tom Waits, Zappa, and he was a member of the Club Foot Orchestra. Nancy has a deep film and animation culture, she attends festivals around the world and writes reviews for them on her “Sprockets” animation blog.  We jammed to an old tune by Fats Waller and I will finish this post with a rendition by one of my all time fav singers, miss Annette Hanshaw:

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Talking of Nik Phelps and Annette Hanshaw, have you watched Nina Paley’s “Sita Sings The Blues”? She made the movie FREE. Nina did this award-winning feature animation film all by herself – everything except for the sound, and Nik was one of the film score composers, plus some Indian musicians and old recordings by Annette Hanshaw which appear in a combination of Bollywood with Hindu mithology and 1930’s cartoon setting. Download Sita from archive.org! And check out Nina’s blog with her very cool works, now she’s into sewing Shedu designs on quilts.


next shows in Portugal, Germany, France and Belgium!

19/01 – “Futuristic Kitchen Music” – Passos Manuel, Porto (performing and visuals, result of a workshop with Felix Kubin)

19/01 – CC Vila Flor – Guimarães

20/01 – showcase @ fnac NorteShopping – Porto

25/01 – Bar Quatorze – Braga (with special guest Guilherme Abu-Djamra)

27/01 – “Queijo e Marmelada” @ Gato Vadio – Porto (performing and hosting the cabaret!)

06/02 – Rita “Brega”, Presidente “Baseado” e Frankão “O Gringo Sou Eu” @ Lounge – Lisboa

08/02 – Dona Lourdes – Montijo (+ Presidente Drógado)

12/02 – Madame Claude – Berlin (+ special guest Ignatz B)

13/02 – Balboa Swing Club @ Heiner’s – Berlin (performing some 1920’s tunes in between the dancing!)

15/02 – Kraniche Bei Den Elbbruecken – Hamburg

16/02 – Le Vieux Léon – Paris

… at the end of the tour I’ll be performing in the streets of Gent with Mr. Nik Phelps!


Next Tour Dates (Portugal)

06/12 – Centro Cultural de Chaves

07/12 – Bar CTE  – Cine Teatro de Estarreja

19/01/2013 – CC @ Centro Cultural Vila Flor – Guimarães

… Full 2012 list on TOUR DATES


Next Tour Dates (Portugal)

06/12 – Centro Cultural de Chaves

07/12 – Bar CTE  – Cine Teatro de Estarreja

19/01/2013 – CC @ Centro Cultural Vila Flor – Guimarães

… Full 2012 list on TOUR DATES


Beirut Comics Festival

I was invited by the Italian NGO “COSV” to take part of the 5th Beirut Comics Festival, as one of the international artists and to perform a concert at the opening. For the exhibition, I brought my drawings as well as comics done by my grandfather Ruy Braga in the 1930’s and by my greatgrandfather António Braga from the 1900’s which were never published! Also present were Luigi Simeoni aka “Sime” from Italy, Aleksandar Zograf from Serbia, Shennawy from Cairo (with his magazine Tok Tok) and Othman Selmi from Tunisia.

The festival was supposed to take place at the Unesco palace. But because of a very sad event, a car bomb which exploded on Friday, just prior to the opening of the festival, we were not able to access the exhibition as the roads were blocked and plans were swifting as we would hear about the news. On Friday evening, we noticed the bars closing early and the streets of Beirut were almost empty on Saturday morning.

The event turned into a very nice, more informal meeting between authors, editors and visitors from Italy, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Serbia and Portugal. This was my first trip to the Middle East and it was a very rich experience, especially from meeting so many talented people from these countries who work in the fields of comics, illustration and animation.

Here is a diary of the festival by Francesco (in Italian) http://blog.beccogiallo.net/fiere-ed-eventi/comicsagainstbombs-beirut-comics-festival-il-nostro-diario-12/


Brazilian tour! and a new band is born

First, an interview by Trama Virtual about the first tour in Brazil.

Below is a clip from the first show in São Paulo at Casa do Mancha! With a brand new Brazilian band, featuring Leonel Mancha on drums, Diogo Valentino (Supercordas) on the bass guitar, Bernard Simon (Some Community) on the electric guitar and Gustavo Cabelo (Trupe Chá de Boldo) on the 2nd guitar and cavaquinho.

Meet the new band, Indiozinhos Psicodélicos!!!

Next tour dates:

16 Set – Casa do Mancha – São Paulo (w/ Indiozinhos Psicodelicos, opening for Bárbara Eugénia)

21 Set – Acervo do Tuzzi – Bragança Paulista (w/ Indiozinhos Psicodelicos, opening for Macaco Bong)

26 Set – Espaço Cultural Walden – São Paulo (solo show)

28 Set – Audio Rebel – Rio de Janeiro (w/ Indiozinhos Psicodelicos, opening for Do Amor)

03 Oct – Prego Espaço de Arte – Vila Velha, ES (solo show, with an exhibition by Ana Torrie)

7 Oct – Serralheria – Sao Paulo (w/ Indiozinhos Psicodelicos)

14 Oct – “A Grande Sacada” – (*house show* – with Juliano Gauche)

15 Oct – Japonique Suikai – São Paulo (goodbye party, w/ Grey Gersten)


comics festivals and concerts in Serbia and Italy

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.

a trip in Deliblato Sands during the comics workshop

fooling around with a gusla from Montenegro, during Crack Festival

article about the exhibition featuring 10 years of Grrr! in Vreme magazine