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Deanna no Brasil (Deanna in Brazil): Part 2 of 3.

Bom dia (good morning)!

This is my second post from Bahia, Brazil, where I’ve been living since the beginning of April. I have one week left in my residency at the Sacatar Institute on the island of Itaparica, followed  by one week in São Paulo, before I head back to New York.

Here are a few highlights from weeks four through eight:

•Giving a workshop at UFBA (Universidade Federal da Bahia) with forty students in attendance on a day when bus strikes and gasoline shortages were still in effect. And playing on a grand piano for the first time in my entire trip.

With bassist Alexandre Vieira after the UFBA workshop.

•Attending two duo shows with João Bosco and Hamilton de Holanda in their project, Eu Vou pro´Samba after standing in line for three and a half hours at 5:45 in the morning to get a ticket.

With Hamilton de Holanda.


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