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Concert at Carlton

There is something wonderful in living and singing in the French Riviera. One day you may sing on the beach , another day you may sing in the mountains.

It was what happened recently with me.

29/06/2016 I was singing in the luxurious 5 stars Carlton Hotel beach in Cannes in La Croisette and in 02/07/2016 I was singing in tne Robur Jazz jazz festival in the Alpes.

The concert on the Carlton Beach was exactly as it should be, perfect. The organizers prepared everything very well in all details. I was very glad with my stage also.

The concert was played by me, Georges Ferrero and Luciano Dantas. To Georges goes my big thanks for this night. He is a French musician and producer and was him that negotiate this concert. I am glad with our meeting because he is an excellent musician and as he said in our first rehearsal, in the same week of our concert that looks like we play together for 20 years already since we got an excellent harmony together. Luciano Dantas is a Brazilian percussionist that lives in Nice for decades and it was the first time we played together. It was also the first time I played with a Brazilian musician here.

We also had the samba/batucada with Max Miguel and Marco, Georges and Luciano.

Beautiful Brazilian dancers and capoeira.

The French DJ Cecile was also playing and she is such a lovely girl.

I was with the good sensation of this concert for several days after.

On Saturday 02/07/2016, we drove to the mountains to play in the Robur jazz festival in the village of the Roure. The view was amazing. I think I never played in a so high place before. The audience enjoyed a lot and we too. It was very nice to see then so  glad and dancing with our brazilian music. With me was playing, Georges Ferrero, Alain Caruba, Yann Roald and Pat Taboni. Special thanks to Yann Rolad that introduced my Quintet for the the Festival.

Yes, summer is here and it is beautiful and it is hot! The music is on. lets enjoy it!

Hope you all the best wherever you are

Lots of kisses,

Jussanam

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDEM 2016

New site, new Band, New projects

Hello Dears, 

Hope the spring is bringing many flowers and colors to your life.

As you can see, I changed a little my site lay-out and I hope you like it. 

I am renewing things, exactly like the spring time change the colors of our days.

I believe You already know I am working with a New band, my Quintet composed by me,

Alain Caruba , Jo Kaiat,Yan Roald and Pat Taboni. I am very glad I have these guys playing with me.

 

 

We have been rehearsing in the Beautiful Conservatory of Music in Beaulieu Sur Mer gentle allowed by the City Mayor. 

Yesterday our rehearsal it was special because we had special guests , the City Mayor of Beaulieu Sur Mer Roger Roux and his wife

and also Jean-Christophe Dimino of Radio Monaco. We were glad and I think they were glad too, listening to my Quintet playing.

We could also hear how the City Mayor  worked to restore the Beautiful House and equipped it transforming it in a lovely Music

Conservatory. Great!

Beaulieu Sur Mer  is a very beautiful  seaside village on the French Riviera between Nice and Monaco, we are grateful to be rehearsing there and we hope to play concerts there in the next Summer.

Stay tunned!

Kisses,

Jussanam

The new photo on the site and below is by Eric Peron

and the photo design is by Jean-Victor Friboulet.

 

Hope you all a Happy 2016 and peace to our World!

 

Hello dears, I hope you are having a great time with your families and friends. Enjoying this lovely time of holidays and parties.
I am having a nice time with my daughter, always lovely to have her with me and go out around Cannes or even visiting others cities and villages as Monaco yesterday. The Cote D`azur is full of lights , full of nice Christmas markets to buy, to eat or to drink a hot and traditional VIN CHAUD. We enjoyed our VIN CHAUD in Cannes, at our favorite place in the Christmas Market. I also like to see the children skating on the ice, since there are plenty skating rinks in almost every city at Christmas time.
Another beautiful thing is that in the biggest cities as Cannes, Nice, Antibes and Monaco the Christmas brings the Ferris wheels and the biggest and beautiful one is in Nice but the most beautiful Christmas decoration we found, it was in Monaco. Anyway the whole Cote d`azur is beautiful at that time, You can find lovely decorations everywhere.
I had a nice Christmas dinner with my daughter, everything made by myself as she loves it and with a brazilian cooking touch but we also had on the table some typical French products as the Fois Gras that we love and the French Wines, white and rouge as French has the best Wine in the World as everybody knows.
I missed my family that lives in Brazil of course, my Mother, brothers, sisters and nieces. I cried a little talking with my mother on internet because we could not be together in this Christmas and it was difficult when she started crying seeing me and Jaqueline on the cam.
I also miss good friends from Iceland since we lived there for several years and we had really some of those friends that became as a family from us too. We still feel attached to Iceland and to the people there, as we also are Icelanders citizens. Then we miss be in Brasil and we miss be in Iceland. But we enjoy our Christmas time in France at it best and it is also lovely.
It would be wonderful if the world will be always with this nice Christmas athmosphere , when people think more about peace and love and union. Its very sad that every year we wish lots of good things for us and for others but then the wars does not stop, the terrorism gains place and the hate between nations and between diferent religions continues increasing. Its impossible for me dont not think about the refugees`s children and their families that are having difficult times out of their countries, trying get a place to stay in Europe meanwhile we have our houses and our table full of good food. We still have so many things to learn , we still are so far way from the peace that the world needs. We can only hope every year but as we see...we are still far from it.
As I always say, the world will have peace when the nations will be like Iceland, without Army, without the Army Industry to sell it. Iceland is really a big example for the world in so many senses and when we experiment the kind of society they got there we know that it is possible, but the world is still far from it. Its amazing how a so small country can be so advanced in the way they think, in the way they live, in the way they respect others.
My Brazil is going down and down everyday, its a chaos to brazilian people there and I am so sorry! Its really so sad. Brazil it would be the best place in the world to live if the Brazilian Politicians would care about the people but they dont! They dont care.
France is trying to face the terror. The country is beautiful! The French values are so important to the Country and even to the world but there are so many things that does not work out by here and that are outdated, obsolete! Anyway, they have a beautiful ideal.
We need learn with each other! We need be open to learn with ecah other! We need to learn to care about OTHERS, no only about US or about OURS! We need to learn to live in peace in this world and every year it continues being a dream. Because I am a dreamer, a real dreamer, I will continue dreaming about a peacefull world.
Hope you all a Happy 2016!!! Hope peace to our World and for our children!!! When I say our children, I mean to all children in the world!
Lots of kisses,
Jussanam

 

Concert at Suquet des Arts 2015

Hello dears, here goes a blog post with a huge delay. I am working a lot by now, full time, every day, then I did not have time enough to write about my concert in the Suquet des Arts 2015 before.

The Suquet des Arts is a Festival promoted by the Cannes City, created by our great David Lisnard. 3 days full of arts in the streets of the Cannes historique Center called le Suquet. 

Le Suquet is a very nice old village in the Cannes Center, full of good and cozy restaurants and with the old buildings that includes the Museum of La Castre and its old church on the top of its hill. it also offers a fabulous view of the city and the Cannes bay.

Then...it was there, on the top of le Suquet hilll with its fabulous view that I had my concert. And I can sure you it was a great moment. I started the concert still with the sun shining and then came the sun set and later the most wonderfull moon you can imagine. Singing with this view it was really amazing.

I sang accompanied by Paul Bertault on piano et Nicolas Castagnola on the percussion. 

The audience enjoyed a lot and in the end of the concert I could dance with the public. I could not resist and I left the stage with my microphone and I danced with my lovely audience there. 

The next day the newspaper Nice Matin published some news about the Festival and they said that my group made the audience CHALOUPER. Meaning to dance!

It is still very nice to meet people that have been there watching the concert and hear them saying that it was a wonderful concert.

Thanks to La Mairie de Cannes / Cannes City and Thanks to all that came to watch my concert at this beautiful evening.

Lots of kisses to all you and hope see you in the next one,

Jussanam

 

 

Interview Radio Iceland

Hello dears, hope you all are very good,

This blog is to share with all you an interview is english that I gave to  Jan Murtomaa on the Radio Iceland.

Here is the link where you can hear the interview

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5ufik-586859#.VeV8RE8F3a8.facebook

On this link you start hearing a song played by Tomas R. Einarsson and his band  and for me it was great to hear

that before my interview because Tomas R. Einarsson is for me a musical God-father as I comment in the interview.

Here on this link you can see me singing with his band for the first time on the Icelandic TV

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pVUB-3Vnig

After the Tomas song Jan Murtomaa starts the interview with me and I enjoyed it a lot. He was so kind and it was so nice to know he appreciates my voice, my singing and my CD Rio/Reykjavik that he have been playing on the Radio. We talked about my musical career in Iceland and now in France. About my CD and partnerships with my musicians and composers and I also could talk a bit about things from Iceland, culture, food, my first time there and so on. Really nice. Thanks Jan, thanks Radio Iceland.

The special thing about to talk with the Radio Iceland is that it made me feel closer by people there even being here in France. In fact  I bring all my friends and fans inside my heart. I will never forget everything I did go through there and each one that was with me in the hard times. Iceland touched my emotions deeply and still it does.

Hey, you did not know I am an Icelandic citizen ? Yes, I am an Icelandic. I am thankful for that and I am proud of that too.

Takk fyrir! Stor knus ,

Jussanam 

 

 

8th July 2015 - 2 Years living in France

Hello all, 8th July it was always a special date for me because it is the birthday of my most  precisous gift, my daughter Jaqueline. Last 8th July she completed 26 years and she is the most lovely daughter I could have. Just perfect for me! I am grateful for having her in my life. 

With the pass of years since she was born I had  some special things happening on 8th July too and on this last 8th July I completed 2 years living in France. Time flies!

Yes, I moved to here exactly on her birthday  in 2013. 

Life in France is very different from Iceland where I lived in for 5 years. Now, for example,  I am writing this blog  sitting down on my little garden in a very hot Sunday. I am sourounding by the green of the trees and plants and I can see a beautiful blue sky. We are having  high temperatures and some days I just feel so hot like in Rio de Janeiro if I can say that.

I will go to the beach later , we will have our dinner there tonight. Its very common here in Cannes , specially in Cannes La Bocca beach , see people with their families and friends eating during the night on the beach since is so hot. Some People even bring their tables and chairs and prepare it nicely to eat together. On the tables they have, the French vine and the french cheese of course between other delicious meals. Others, just have a nice pic-nic and stay on the beach until  very later. Its just a great time!

Speaking about Cannes La Bocca, the City Mayor , David Lisnard, has also a project baptized as BOCCACABANA where he aims transform this beach in something more similar to Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro. The samba groups with their girls dancers already have started playing by here too , celebrating this project.

I am very happy that I will sing in another great event in Cannes called Le Suquet des Arts. My concert it will be 28/08/2015 and I am looking forward to sing there. The event is promoted and organized by the Cannes City in the Place of Castre and is an event that everybody can watch by free.

If you will be in Cannes or in the French Riviera by that time, pass by and enjoy my sound!

Hope you all a great Summer!

Kisses,

Jussanam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Monaco - Soul Connection

Hi Dears,

I was very glad interviwed by Jean-Christophe Dimino on the Radio Monaco on his program Soul Conection. The interview came on air 28/06/2015 and you still can listen to it on this link 

https://soundcloud.com/radio-monaco/jean-christophe-dimino-presente-soul-connection-17-28062015

I was accompanied by the French Pianist Paul Bertault. We played in live 3 songs

Foi voce Baiana - Written by me and Manny Cepeda from USA.

Aguas de Marco - By Tom Jobim

and the Girl from Ipanema by Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes - On this song Jean-Christophe Dimino sang with me too and it was very nice surprise. He has a beautiful voice and he loves this song.

Jean-Chrstophe Dimino is a very kind person , very gentle and with a beautiful smile. It was great to meet him personally. And I am very grateful with the opportunity he gave me through this interview.

Maybe someday he will come to one of my concerts and he will sing again Girl from Ipanema with me. I also have a song , from my CD Rio / Reykjavik called, Quer saber? that it will be nice sing with him too. Quer saber is a song by me and Harald Erici from Sweden. Who knows we will do that someday? Who knows.

Quer saber ? Take a look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MX90v24C6U

Many hugs and thanks to Jean-Christophe Dimino and all nice people from the Radio Monaco,

Jussanam

 

 

 

Concert at Villa Domergue- Cannes 26/06/2015

My Dears, 

You can't imagine how I was glad with this concert at the Villa Domergue in Cannes. The concert it was part of the event 13eme plénière du Club des Entrepreneurs Cannois headed by the Cannes City Mayor , Mr. David Lisnard.

Many artists from Cannes were there showing their jobs and creativity on this event . I have been invited to show my music and singing as I am a singer living in Cannes. And it was great! I was accompanied by my French pianist Paul Bertault. 

The Villa Domergue is a very special and magical place. The Villa Domergue 's owner was the painter Jean-Gabriel Domergue and his wife , the sculptress Odette Maudrange Domergue is the responsible for the wonderful design that we can see on the Villa Domergue gardens. There are also her art objects for our admiration.

The couple lived in the Villa Domergue since 1932 , Jean Gabriel Domergue died in 1962 and 1973  his wife Odette Domergue donated the Villa Domergue to the Cannes City.

The Villa Domergue became a Historique Monument and one « Patrimoine du XXe siècle ».

The Villa hosts official events and since the 1990s the Villa is the place where the official jury of the Cannes Film Festival meet to the final deliberation designating the winner of the Palme d'Or. The Villa also hosts the Jazz au Domergue Festival since 2003 on it's Gardens.

See my photos of this event on my facebook page 

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.741237009318256.1073741854.211989888909640&type=3

Of course, I felt me very honored to have sung  on this event,

Merci a La Marie de Cannes and the Club des Entrepreneurs Cannois,

Jussanam

 

 

 

Galerie Depardieu concert

Hello Dears,

25/06 I had a concert at Galerie Depardieu in Nice-France. Nice is a so beautiful city and so full of life. Its always a gladness be there and specially singing. 

Well... the thing is that it was not easy to get there at the 25/06 evening because there was a strike from the part of the taxi drivers and wow... the traffic was totally blocked and I was just looking the clock and thinking I would not arrived in the Galerie at time of my concert. At that time I was already for 2 and half hours on the way from Cannes to Nice , 2 and half hour on my car with my daughter driving it and I was very tense. 

I decided to call Ernst, that would be come later in September my EX-boyfriend, and he said - I can come to pick you up with my moto because you will not be in Nice at the right timet to sing , everything is blocked.

The first thing I thought - By moto with this dress? 

But he was right, I accepted his help and he came from Valbonne to rescue me in Cagnes Sur mer along the coast where we were sticked for so long. 

I was so happy when he finally arrived. 

Then, I had to up my dress at the high of my thighs to get sit down on the moto. hahahahaha pity I don't have any photo of this moment. 

My daughter said she was a little bit shocked when she saw me going this way by moto - OMG Thats my mother! she exclaimed laughing. But she also said i was very sexy too hahahahaha. Sorry , no photos.

I arrived at time to sing in the Galerie Depardieu with Pierre Palvair and Cedric Le Donne that were there waiting for me. They played so well... they are so good! The audience enjoyed but they were no so many since the traffic was so crazy that day and many people avoided go out to Nice centre by car so far, because the chaos from the taxis strike. 

I got start singing at the right time.

Kisses to you all,

Jussanam

 

 

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