Hello all, welcome to my weekly journal. This week I am thrilled to announce the release of my new book Samba no Brasil. Thank you to all the folks who helped to make this translated version of Samba in Brazil available.
The featured photo is of our new front and back cover by illustrator Joshua Miller. Fantastic job Joshua. The book has been translated from English to Brazilian/Portuguese.
2. This week I discovered some creatives in the nearby town of Flesherton. The art gallery; “Arts on Ten” and the adjoining Cuckoo Valley Garden were eye-catching attractions. Now, I only walked around the building and took some photo’s of the art that adorned the fence and the back wall and garage door.
Visiting the actual art gallery during their operating hours will be on next weeks schedule now that I know their hours.
3. I am a member of Hot Docs at home a new series has just come out featuring documentaries about Japan. I watched:
“Ama-San” A deep dive into the ancient tradition of freediving for pearls, urchins and abelone with the “sea women” of Japan’s Shima Peninsula.
I loved the simplicity and the beauty of this film – the ease at which these brave women go into the ocean, all in the course of earning a living.
I have booked my tickets for the other featured Japanese documentaries, next in the series, “Book-Paper-Scissors“. The story of Nobuyoshi Kikuchi, a 75-year old man who devoted his life to designing over 15,000 books, all by hand.
4. My ear candy this week has been the sublime chromatic harmonica playing of Filipe Jers. I only became aware of Filipe recently through my harmonica teacher, the great Jason Ricci. Have a listen to Filipe Jers with guitarist Emil Ernebro playing at a recent Blues Festival.
And Jason Ricci has a new album out be sure to check that out if you want to hear some fantastic Diatonic harmonica playing. City- Country – City with Joe Krown and Jason Ricci.
5. This week in Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving. My family and I enjoyed a great family gathering, giving thanks for our blessings, our good fortune and for just being together.
Thank you for reading. If you think someone you know would enjoy my newsletter please share it with them. If you are looking for a great children’s book check out my new book, Samba no Brasil the Brazilian/ Portuguese version of Samba in Brazil; The paperback books are on sale for a limited time.
Or one of my other books, Samba on a Snowy Day or the Brazilian/ Portuguese version Samba em um Dia de Neve.
Stay safe, stay well, stay strong and keep going.
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