◆The first time I played in Taiwan was 11 years ago.
I took my parents with me and we traveled to three places together.
All the places were a mixture of Brazil and Japan for me.
And I have one more reason to like Taiwan: my father was born in Tainan, a place located to the south of Taiwan.
◆The concerts in Singapore and HongKong were a challenge for me.
My father, who was always my best friend and encourage me to become a musician, has past away right before these concerts.
For the first time in my life I had lost someone that I loved very much.
I dedicated these concerts to him. He was there, I knew he was there.
◆Qingdao is a resort town in China. A long time ago, it was German territory
so as a result, it is famous for its summer beer festival…
And the Chinese beer label, Qingdao.
I have enjoyed seeing many Chinese people relaxing, drinking and swimming here in Qingdao city.
◆For the first time, I judged someone. Who am I to judge someone? Hey, Lisa!!!
But I did… and it was amazing to see so many talented Asian singers in this program.
They have their own style and yes, their own personality as well.
◆To play with a string quartet is always something special.
Especially when you can listen to the string instrument’s real sound so close to you.
The sound of an acoustic instrument is really beautiful.
◆I was standing on the stage of Billboard with Daniel in Japan.
He wore a black hat and played and sang just like his grandfather.
He likes to eat sushi; Uni is his favorite.
So we played “Girl from Ipanema” eight times but when we had finished singing the last one, I realized that it is gonna be the LAST time we sang it together and all of us musicians became sad.
◆Pane is my favorite pianist. I mean, I also love many Brazilians like Pane, Mario and Dori too. But every time Pane plays, it’s like he embraces each notes of the song.
◆This year we held a concert to showcase a little bit of Brasil.
And to combine it I sang many of my favorite Brazilian standards, hope you Liked it.
My last stay in Rio de Janeiro was in 2002 ,11 years ago.
What a Saudade!
I missed the beaches, Copacabana, Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca.
My coconut water, feijoada and arabian snacks.
The Corcovado was there as well as the Sugar Leaf.
It felt as though time had stopped for me.
So this time I was invited by the Korean singer, Mr.Lee Mong Sae who was making a tv program with a focus on all the different types of music in the world. We were there to shoot the Brazilian episode together in Rio.