Jericocoara, BRAZIL - Musician


Interview made by Cyril Bruyelle in March 2017​

What did you want to be when you were a kid?

I wanted to be an artist since I was a kid, but a visual artist not a musician.


With whom would you like to have a coffee?

With Villa-Lobos, I think. With Bach. I'd like to talk with Bach. Because Bach was some sort of parent… I've never read much about him, but people who tell me about him are very much fascinated about his work. They are fascinated about the work he developed… that's the main reason. I'd like to know what was on his mind.


If you could choose something that could be taught in every school in the world, what would it be? 

Logic and philosophy. Maybe sociology. What I think that needs to be changed is the understanding of the interaction between human beings. So, I think that sociology and anthropology are fundamental… sometimes even more than history, I don't know. It's a mix.


To you, what’s that main characteristic that all human being have in common?

The need for coherence, I think.


If you were President of the US, what would your first reform be?

I don't know much about the United States, but I think that their patriotism is dangerous.


What would you do if we gave you 1 million dollars now?

I have the dream of buying some land to build environmental reserves, creating forests… I have that dream. But I'd buy a lot of instruments, of course. So I would use just a small part, the rest I think I'd leave for the reserves.


Do you think your life is easier or more complicated than the life of your parents?

Better, I think. They provided me with better conditions. Because I had a lot of facilities both in financial terms and also concerning the ethics they were able to teach me. They lived at a time that was more open than my grandparents', so they were able to think of things that were very difficult for my grandparents to think of at the time.


If you had to create a company, what would it be?

I think it would be a company of organic products. But I'm a bit incoherent about that, because to be honest I don't pay much attention to the products I buy. But I'd like to contribute to create that culture of organic products.


Can you draw something beautiful?

It's a hug and it's on purpose that there's no long or short hair so that there is no gender-based discrimination. It's just between people. And that's it.

What is your dream?

My biggest dream is to clearly perceiving the world. That's my dream; understanding the way things work.


Close your eyes, you are in 2100, what do you see?

I can see chaos. The first thing that comes to my mind is destroyed buildings, burning cars… It's not a nice vision, not at all.


If you had to write a book about the current world, what would be the title?

It would be "Liquid Modernity" and there's already an author for it. It's Zygmunt Bauman.


If you had to explain our planet to an alien, what would you say?

I'd say that it's very beautiful, that it has plants, that it has ignorance - which is very dangerous - but I guess it also exists in their planet as well. There are also many beautiful things, a lot of interesting ways of thinking, many nice people. And that's it.


And you, which question would you like to ask to the world?

Why is the world so closed?