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Cissa Paz

Cissa Paz is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, who has been living in the U.S. for over 20 years. She told me that her music is heavily influenced by her childhood idols in Brazil. Flavors of virtuoso musicians such as Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Rita Lee, Marisa Monte and many others can be found in…

Marat Essex

Marat Essex is a multicultural, international artist who was born in Norway, and now lives – to use her words  – “in the graceful, rolling hills of Virginia.” “You know there is magic in the Norwegian forests,” Marat wryly said to me as we reviewed prints of her artwork at my office. “That is why…