Brazilian-based singer-guitarist Badi Assad lived in Sarasota for a while in the Nineties, but this concert marks her first official one in Florida since she decided to radically change her musical style, switching from a classical/experimental format to a more jazz-inflected pop style. "I started out playing chorinho and then began my studies playing classical music," she says. "Somewhere down the road, I realized that I was just following in my brothers' footsteps, and that I had to find my own voice as a singer as well."
Mmm, that Assad, she's a Badi. Shut your mouth!
Badi Assad performs at 8:00 p.m. Sunday,
October 15, at the Carnival Center for the
Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami.
Tickets cost $20. Call 305-949-6722 or visit
www.carnivalcenter.org for tickets.
Her seventh album, Wonderland, is only her second to be recorded in Brazil, to where she returned after a long period in the U.S. "It is a completely different experience to record in your own country, with Brazilian musicians and the Portuguese language all around you," Assad explains. Ernest Barteldes
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