A visit to Brazil after the election of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Peace and Love in Brazil

Days after Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s victory  the announcement of the “Lula-Palloza” was set for the 1st January 1 2023  – simply the best vitamin to start a new year, a heart jump for joy for all of us who have crouched in these last four  years in Brazil.

And another perfect reason for me to spend a few days in Brasilia, the Capital of Brazil, the city that the Saint Don Bosco dreamed of in 1883 – with its big lake, palaces and riches that still did not exist in the heart of the continent.

It was in 1953, during the presidency of Juscelino Kubitscheck, that this utopian city, constructed with the ambition to equalize the social classes, began to materialize, the Capital of Hope as André Malraux called it. The construction began in 1956, the urban planning project was made by Lúcio Costa and the government buildings in charge of Oscar Niemeyer.

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CTM Festival 2023

Midnight is coming … last train to chaos

Traditionally, the CTM Festival doesn't start for the Kaput team until the second week, which brings with it some perceived FOMO from the Cologne distance, but given the staccato of delightful panels, lectures, performances and sets in the second week, there's no time for sentimentality once you're in the CTM Modus Operandi anyway. Here are some…

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Weekend Residency, Artist Talk: Claire Rousay by Hanna Bächer

Claire Rousay: “I’m really interested in universal human experiences”

"It’s different playing with or writing for an instrument versus writing for or collaborating with…

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Zoh Amba “Music is a blessing”

In the summer 2022 New York based tenorsaxophone player Zoh Amba travelled to Europe for the very fi…

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Claire Rousay on "The Lonesome Rose", San Antonio

Claire Rousay “San Antonio is a good place to grow up, but it’s not necessarily connected to the world that I exist in now”

Claire Rousay: "I lived in San Antonio, Texas, for about 20 years. When I was a kid, my parents move…

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Marshall Allen on Sun Ra

Marshall Allen: “Sun Ra said, you can’t learn without discipline and precision”

"He’s always there when we’re playing his music. We’re representing it, and his name. I'm tryi…

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Danielle de Picciotto & Friends: Liz Lamere – Interview

Liz Lamere: “Treat me like I’m training for a pro-fight”

"My music reflects my energy and I gravitate toward higher intensity beats and sound. The common th…

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„Electric Lights - Women in Electronic Music“

Julia Govor: “Going home and making music was my place of refuge”

"I was so confused and frustrated and I was often asking myself if it was right to move to the US an…

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