Singer, songwriter and scholar Karen Aguiar has been nominated for the Best of Brazil in the World Award for Best Brazilian Female Singer. This event was organized by High Profile magazine, with the aim of recognizing the work of Brazilians living abroad. The award ceremony takes place in October at the Palace of the British Parliament.
Selection of the winner is divided into three stages. The first phase is reserved for nominations initiated by other Brazilians residing in Brazil or abroad. The second stage is ongoing until July of this year, which is the popular vote stage for High Profile Magazine (highprofilemagazine) on Instagram.
The five most voted in each category will go to the final and who will decide the winner will be a technical panel, which will evaluate the life path and professional significance of each candidate.
An Amazonian living in Italy received the nomination through Antonio Cansado, who was fascinated by the Amazon and is now known throughout Europe as Monsieur Pão de Queijo. Currently, Karen is in the second stage, ie in the popular vote.
“It is precisely at this point that we need to show strength and commitment to get many votes. Anyone with Instagram can participate and a vote is only considered valid if you strictly follow all the steps, which are available on Instagram @karineaguiarmusic, ”confirms Karen.
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It’s not the first award Karen Aguiar has shared. In 2014, she was awarded in Paris by Portaildu Brèsilen France with her first album Arraial do Mundo, which was named the best album by MPB in the French capital that year. In 2016, the singer was a finalist for the National Award, Music Professionals, in the Best MPB Female Singer category with her second album, “Organic.”
For the artist, the feeling amidst many confessions is one of great gratitude to God. “Being a musician is a profession of faith,” a friend once told me, and he was absolutely right, because the difficulties are overwhelming. Immediately, I think of a huge love for my family and everyone who has supported me throughout these years of my career, both on and off social networks. And I cannot forget Never my musical partners spread across the Amazon, across different regions of Brazil, Europe and the United States, who believed in the potential of Jungle Jazz,” he said.
Karen also thanks the journalists who have always welcomed her work with great respect. And last but not least, he thanks the positive public policies of culture that have funded his productions through public notifications issued by the City of Manaus and the Government of Amazonas, with their respective Secretariats of Culture.
When the artist was asked about her projects for 2023, she indicated that the first of them would be to hand over the award for “Best Brazilian Singer in the World” to Amazonas. Karen asserts that many are seen on the south, southeast, and even northeast axis, but the north still has little representation at the national and international levels.
“I want to be able to fill that niche by doing a good job and, who knows, paving the way for other Amazonian artists to establish themselves with their productions in a global context. When one of us wins, we all win and people start looking at us more,” he stressed.
The singer explained that she is working on presenting a new album in the last quarter of this year. In addition, there are shows in Europe that will be announced soon.
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