Caipirinha (Portuguese pronunciation: [kajpiˈɾĩj̃ɐ]) is Brazil‘s national cocktail, made with cachaça (pronounced: [kaˈʃasɐ]) (sugarcane hard liquor), sugar and lime. Cachaça, also known as pinga, caninha, or any one of a multitude of traditional names, is Brazil’s most common distilledalcoholic beverage. Although both rum and cachaça are made from sugarcane-derived products, in cachaça the alcohol results from the fermentation of fresh sugarcane juice that is then distilled, while rum is usually made from refinery by-products such as molasses.
The drink is prepared by muddling the fruit and the sugar together, and adding the liquor. This can be made into a single glass, usually large, that can be shared amongst people, or into a larger jar, from where it is served in individual glasses.
YEEEES! It happened in Rio de Janeiro, Leopold’s home town, he got invited to sing a classic Brazilian rock song, Bete Balanco, sung originally by one of Leo’s major influence, Cazuza. It happened LIVE with the house band on a major TV show, the awesome Amor e Sexo on Globo TV channel. The show had an audience record peak of 64 million viewers and it was literally historical. The show was a celebration to the LGBTQ arts, expression and freedom! It talked about the growing and alarming violence and lack of tolerance towards the LGBTQ community. In Brazil numerous trans, gays, lesbians are killed solely by hate and ignorance.
It was a very important move to the whole entire country, because it was aired at GLOBO, the biggest right wing, media monopoly. Globo owns EVERYTHING news papers, magazines, radio stations, cable channel, websites, apps and has the massively majority of Brazilian viewers. Globo it’s the Brazilian version of the American FOX. But bigger and more powerful.
We were there to be ourselves. To sing from our hearts out and to be heard. We were there to help the movement by educating the country about freedom and respect.
A little homage for our great and unique Brazilian Artist, the phenomenal Carmen Miranda, our pride and joy.
Every time that I am homesick, I bring the Carmen’s tropicalia realm into my life. I comforts me.
Carmen also brought relief in the 40’s to all the American people while the war was being wrapped. Everyone wanted to go to Rio after falling in love with Carmen’s performance and wildly colorful South American world.
Hi to all, thanks for supporting and sending love, we are doing this firstly for fun and as indie as you can imagine.
I had the pleasure of working with amazing people in the Bate Bum Bum single that we are about to release OCT 7th!
This cover is a collaboration with wearable art jewelry by Corinne Loperfido + make up by Alfred Mercado + photography by Kevin Slowick + Graphics by Aaron Harley and art by Leo Teixeira – which also designed all my previous single covers, Multiple Personality and Got To Be Strong.
I am sharing because I am so excited and can’t wait to hear this track on the dance floor.
The Premiere party will be in Hollywood Oct 7th, please go to my facebook page for all the info about the event.