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my bird song took flight to Finland

Long time since I made any update.

Here is a live video with the Finnish group KUKElius performing their own version of my song Erosão at a church in Karkkila, during the 2nd edition of Kukulele Festival which I took part last year.

Erosão translates to “Erosion”, but they made their on free adaptian with Finnish lyrics, and renamed it Pääskynen (“The Swallow”).

 

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Concert at Giv Lowe in Lisbon

I played at the opening of Nuno Saraiva‘s exhibition and used the “braguibox”, a portable amp designed and built for me by Jamba, the mad Parisian scientist who moved to Porto. Nuno was my teacher of comics and illustration many years ago and it all comes together.

Photography by Rita Delille

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Bordeaux!

Was this my 12th concert in Bordeaux?

I first went to this city to meet my friend Chris Carlone (BORTS MINORTS) and joined him in Cafe Pompier, in the Summer of 2009. Since then the nice people of Let’s Panic Later invited me many times to return. This time I did a house show at Ruth’s, which turned out to be my fav house show so far. Stephane had a strange microphone from 1910 that looked and felt like a sea stone and I got to use it in some songs. He also has other peculiar instruments such as that toy V-guitar.

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extra: memories from the 1st time in Bordeaux! I can’t wait to play with Borts Minorts again one day.

Borts Minorts @ Café Pompier, Bordeaux 2009

Borts Minorts @ Café Pompier, Bordeaux 2009

Borts Minorts

Borts Minorts

Borts Minorts @ Café Pompier, Bordaeux 2009

Borts Minorts @ Café Pompier, Bordaeux 2009

Borts Minorts

Borts Minorts

Borts Minorts

Borts Minorts


1st time in Finland and Estonia!

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Soon will post more about this trip which was quite amazing. Here is a newspaper cut from Karkkila, where I performed at the 1st edition of the Ukulele Festival KUKULELE. Aloha!

karkkila paper detail


Portugal tour

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Doing a few shows in Portugal this month: Galeria LAR in Lagos, Festival Cidade PreOcupada in Montemor-o-Novo, and a show with special collaborations at CCOP in Porto in the line of the unpredictable cabarets I organized 2 years ago: with Jamba we did a bollywood inspired set colored with video projections by Martha Colburn, and with Filipe Silva I did slower ukulele songs with a lot of delay effects.

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Next show will be in Lisbon at MAGA Sessions, 19th of July.


and now for something different

here is my portrait (with my Spanish braga) by the mighty, multi talented Olaf Ladousse

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Andaluzia

Thanks to Fernando Vacas (the man behind Eureka Records from Cordoba) and the multifaceted artist Victor Coyote, I played 4 concerts in the South of Spain: Sevilla – Jaén – Fuengirola – Cordoba. I did a small set with my songs and was a guest of Victor in a few songs, who was acomppanied by Ricardo Moreno (drummer of Los Ronaldos). Besides being great fun, these two guys make a wonderful set together and I’m hoping they will play in Portugal too.

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the wonderful Casino de la Exposición de Sevilla (1929 expo)

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patio of La Boca, the restaurant-venue where we played the last show in Cordoba

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and a short stop in Granada (that night I played in Jaén)

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at El Piso bar (Fuengirola)

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