songs that paint a world of possibilities.
My story is simple. I was born in Rio de Janeiro. Portuguese mom, father from Espírito Santo. Love to sing, dance, write, meditate, and contemplate Nature.
Art is my gift in Life. Wanna create something wonderful with me?
Photograph by Jorge Vismara.
Filmed by Cari Ann Shim Sham* and edited by Flávio Medeiros.
Performed at the Aratani Theatre (JACCC) in Los Angeles, CA on May, 2015. "Peace Transcends" was part of the World Festival of Sacred Music produced by Judy Mitoma featuring Viver Brasil Dance Company and Kátia Moraes & Brazilian Hearts.
Brazilian singer Kátia Moraes shares about using music to introduce her native culture to audiences in this "Meet the Artist" video by the Levitt Foundation, which celebrates the diverse and high caliber artists who have performed on Levitt stages across the country.
Music: "Cabeça" by Katia Moraes
Filmed by Alex Marino and edited by Flavio Medeiros. Excerpt. Live performance at "Jazz at the CAP" (Sherman Oaks, California) on April 26, 2014. Produced by Kátia Moraes, Marcia Argolo and Marialice Jacob. Photography by Jorge Vismara. Featuring Kátia Moraes on vocals, Kana Shimanuki on vocals, arranger João Pedro Mourão, MItchell Long on guitars, Isaías Elpes on bass, Simon Carroll on drums, Flavio Medeiros on keys, and Felipe Fraga on percussion.
Bethânia is a force in Brazilian music and poetry, and has always been an inspiration to me. She is undisputedly the Queen of Brazilian music. "Maria Bethânia, a Celebration"
This project was funded by Kickstarter Backers.
Filmed at Beyond Baroque (Venice, California). Featuring Kátia Moraes, Mitchell Long, Peter Lownds, Aninha Malandro, Simon Carroll, and Mariana Leite. Created and produced by Kátia Moraes & Brazilian Heart Music/ 2015.
Noel Rosa, a Celebration is the fourth in an annual series of shows created and produced by Kátia Moraes. Her three previous "Celebration shows" were dedicated to important and influential Brazilian singers: Elis Regina (2012), Clara Nunes (2013) and Maria Bethânia (2014).
Noel Rosa (1910-1936) was a singer/songwriter who died in Rio de Janeiro in1937 at 26 years old, leaving a body of work so definitive and prolific that he is revered today as the poetic genius of the Golden Age of Samba.
Performed at Beyond Baroque in Venice, CA, 2016. Produced by Kátia Moraes. Filmed and edited by Victor Rocha.
Featuring Ana Barreiro, Ana Gazzola, Ana Laidley, Caro Pierotto, Carla Hassett, Deborah Elder Brown, João Pedro Mourão, Kana Shimanuki, Kátia Moraes, Mariana Goulart, Mariana Leite, and Sonia Santos.
My intention this year was to introduce the American audience to pioneer female Brazilian artists who have been inspiring new generations of poets, writers, songwriters, and politicians in Brazil and beyond. Incredible women from pianist/maestro Chiquinha Gonzaga, award-winning poets and actresses like Adelia Prado and Fernanda Montenegro, to rock queen Rita Lee, among others.
Sambaguru featuring Kátia Moraes performing the title cut of the CD "Tribo" at Center Staging in Burbank CA. Band members: Katia Moraes- Lead Vocals, Kevin Ricard- Percussion, Bill Brendle- Keys, Hussain Jiffrey-Bass, Grecco Buratto- Electric Guitar, Tony Shogren - Drums.
Sambaguru featuring Kátia Moraes performing "Pagode Do Maracanã," from their CD, Tribo, at Center Staging in Burbank CA.
Katia Moraes- Lead Vocals
Kevin Ricard - Percussion
Bill Brendle - Keys
Hussain Jiffrey - Bass
Grecco Buratto - Electric Guitar
Tony Shogren - Drums
Sambaguru featuring Katia Moraes @ Park City Jazz Festival in Park City, Utah in 2005. Bill Brendle on keys, Carlitos del Puerto on bass, Tony Shogren on drums, Grecco Buratto on guitar and Kevin Ricard on percussion.
Ted Falcon CD Release party show for Memories of Brazil -- May 2006 -- Santa Monica, CA, performing Noites Cariocas by Jacob do Bandolim
Featuring the Los Angeles Choro Ensemble.
Colin Walker--7 string guitar
Edson Gianesi, repique-de-mão
Ami Molinelli, pandeiro
Mitchell Long, cavaquinho
Carlitos del Puerto, acoustic bass and
Katia Moraes, vocal
Planeta Brasil interviews Katia Moraes on her work in the US. Filmed in 2006.
Kátia with Peter Lownds and Mitchell Long at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California, 2016.
Performed in 2016 at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California.
Photo by Jorge Vismara.
Photo by Jorge Vismara.
Original costume design by Kátia Moraes.
Brazilian Hearts floating in a sea of my original art--music, image, set design.
Brazilian Hearts on stage at Aratani Theater with my work, "My Mandela," projected upstage.