As part of the Chicago Guitar Festival 2010
With the worldwide PolyGram release of Chameleon, Badi Assad (Pronounced Bah-Jee Ah-Sahje) emerged as an important new voice. Badi transcends traditional styles of her native Brasilian music with an exotic mixture of ethnic sounds from around the world. As a result, the extraordinary singer, guitarist, and percussionist is successfully forging an exhilarating genre of music that quite literally defies categorization.
As a singer, Badi is vibrant and electric, responding to her inner passion with deft creativity. As a guitarist, she has inspired audiences and critics worldwide with a unique combination of technical mastery and innovation that has caused many to reexamine their notions about the instrument. Through it all, Badi’s adventurous spirit and buoyant personality have become an integral part of her music.