Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Monogram - Video of the Month in Brazil

Erio Meili of the Sao Paulo Bluegrass Music Association in Brazil, reports:

One month ago we have chosen Lilly Drumeva's interview at the Bulgarian TV as Video of the Month of October [see the EBB for 5 Oct. 2010].

As you probably know, yesterday was Brazil's presidential election day. The voting was closed at 5.00 p.m. Brasilia standard time, and Dilma Rousseff was announced at 8.07 p.m. Brasilia time as the newly elected president of Brazil as of next 1 January.

One month ago, when Lilly Drumeva sent me an e-mail telling me that our Dilma Rousseff had Bulgarian roots, I was not aware of. (In Bulgaria the spelling would probably be 'Dilma Rousseva'). Today at the prime-time evening news on Rede Globo TV, Dilma Rousseff was invited into the studio for a first interview which initiated showing to her, as a surprise and to the whole of Brazil, a video about her roots and her father's home-town Gabrovo in Bulgaria.

Well, our Video of the Month of November on our Titanic Harbor Stage screen is now the title track from a new CD called Hit the road by the band Monogram from the Czech Republic, who were also participating in Lilly Drumeva's latest CD album Lovin' you.

Both videos can now be seen on the Sao Paulo Bluegrass Music Association website.