Two songs on new Red Hot + Bach compilation feature Mia

Red Hot + Bach, the newest project from Red Hot, features Jardim do Amor by Mia with Fabiano do Nascimento, Mauricio Takara, Gabe Noel and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and Number Man by Paul de Jong and Mia, amongst many other wonderful reinterpretations of Bach classics.

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Mia featured in a segment of Canal Brasil’s ‘Beyond Ipanema’

Beyond Ipanema traveled to Los Angeles and visited with Mia to talk about the global influence of Brazilian music

Watch here

 


Mia + M. Takara @ Riviera, São Paulo, Nov. 20, 2013

If you’ll be in São Paulo on November 20th, come hear Mia play with her friend M. Takara!

http://rivierabar.com.br/improvavel-9/

Mia on ABC’s “Last Resort” this Thursday, November 15, 8pm!

Friends, I’m on TV this week!  I was cast as “Island Singer” on a new ABC action thriller show, called “Last Resort.”  I’m singing “Paraty” in Portuguese.  My scene is very short and happens in the first ten minutes of the show.  Tune in 8pm / 7pm central.

California! VOTE YES on Prop 37!!!

New video with my family and friends.  Big thanks to Frohawk Two-Feathers, Om’Mas Keith, Simone White, Erica Krumpl, Erik Butts, the Urban Homestead, the mamas, the papas and the kids…

 

Summer 2012

Hot hot hot in Los Angeles this summer!  Hope you have had a nice one ;)

If you are flying anywhere on Air France, listen for my song “Paraty” on the inflight music service!

YEMANJA: MOTHER OF THE DEEP

Dear Friends!  I am currently working on a very special project, entitled “YEMANJA: MOTHER OF THE DEEP.”  It will be a solo dance performance by the tremendous dancer Kimberly Miguel Mullen.  I will be the singing narrator with a live band of four drummers, piano, upright bass, guitar and tamboura.  I have been writing original music with the composer, Alberto Lopez, all about the Orisha Yemanja.  We are very excited to be collaborating!!!  We have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the production.  You can find out more about the project with the link below.  We have 5 performances at the Electric Lodge theater in Venice, the last weekend of March and first weekend of April.  I hope you can join us!!!

YEMANJA: MOTHER OF THE DEEP
at the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave. Venice, CA 90291
Friday, March 30, 8pm
Saturday, March 31, 8pm
Sunday, April 1, 6pm
Saturday, April 7, 8pm
Sunday, April 8, 6pm

 

Tuesday, March 6, 8pm at Yoshi’s in San Francisco

I’ll be performing with percussionist Andres Renteria at Yoshi’s, the wonderful jazz club in San Francisco, on Tuesday, March 6, 8pm.  1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115, www. yoshis.com (415) 655-5600, $16

HOLLYWOOD BOWL!!!

Mia will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl Sunday July 24 as part of:

KCRW presents Global Soul with Rickey Minor, Stevie Wonder, Sharon Jones, Janelle Monae, Mia Doi Todd and more…

 

May 17: COSMIC OCEAN SHIP!!!

Mia’s new album out today on City Zen Records

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AVAILABLE NOW ON CD, VINYL & DIGITAL!  Visit the webstore ;) ))

Prolific singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California, Mia Doi Todd returns with her 9th album, Cosmic Ocean Ship, produced by Jonathan Wilson.  Recorded in Los Angeles to analog 2 inch tape, the album has a warmth and depth that showcases Mia’s beautiful, powerful, unique, and at times delicate voice.  It is being released on City Zen Records/Virtual Label this Spring.
Inspired by interstellar journeys, reflective encounters with friends, and explorations of forest, beach, jungle, desert, and city in Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, France, and India, Mia searched deep within to communicate a new perspective for Cosmic Ocean Ship – one that transports the listener into the ecstatic radiance of intimate Love, and one that is yearning with an overall optimistic vision for the future of Planet Earth and the human experience.  In reaction against the political, economic, and environmental upheaval and devastation of the last decade, Mia felt compelled as an artist to take a stand and create something for our time that focuses on beauty, joy, light, and Love:
“Like all my songs, these are very earnest and personal, but I hope they are universal as well and can reach people’s hearts and turn them on!  Modern life demands a lot of the human mind and body; we become desensitized and hardened.  The songs on Cosmic Ocean Ship offer a chance for a softening, a heart opening. They are joyful!”
The whole record was tracked in just over 4 days, with Gabe Noel on bass, Andres Renteria on percussion, Adam MacDougall on keys and Jonathan Wilson both engineering and rotating on various instruments.  Most of the songs were recorded live with the band all playing together and Mia playing and singing in the same room.  Listening to Cosmic Ocean Ship, one hears the sweet nuanced relationship between the room, the tubes, the weathered circuitry, and the collective energy in the sessions.  There’s a real magic captured on tape here.
In addition to the original compositions that make up the majority of Cosmic Ocean Ship, Mia covers the classic lament “Gracias a la Vida” written by Chilean Folk artist Violeta Parra in 1966, and “Canto de Iemanjá,” the Afro Samba tribute to the great Orisha of the Ocean, by Baden Powell and Vinícius de Moraes.
Cosmic Ocean Ship is exactly the kind of music the world needs right now!  Honest, vulnerable, imaginative, courageous, and full of color and dimension.
US label, distribution, and press info:
Artist:       Mia Doi Todd
Album:     Cosmic Ocean Ship
Label: City Zen Records/Virtual Label
Catalog #: CTZ-CD-5/CTZ-LP-5
Release date: May 17, 2011
Press contact: Howard Wuelfing
Howlin’ Wuelf Media
215-428-9119