The more I grow, the more I understand that singing is not just something I can do. It is a gift I can offer. It can be an entry to dialogue in my research. And it soothes my soul, particularly when I sing the blues.
Currently I am working on composing some new material with my partner in love and life, Mike Anderson. Our most recent project is the album “Comfort Food” which we launched in September 2020 after recording it during pandemic lockdown. You can purchase it on our band website therhythmandtheflavor.com.
But here are a few tastes of some older material.
After conducting fieldwork in Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil, one of my study participants asked me for help turning a song she was writing into a full song. Mike and I helped her finish the composition and we recorded it with our friend Chema on guitar. Here is a link to see the music video, complete with images from my site of field work.
Music Video “Alice: or Silent, Sweet Sanctuary” Written by Joy (Lardizabal-Hull) Clark and Laurelann Porter, arranged by Beto Leão. I directed and edited the music video. Shot on 16mm film.
Music Video “Bloody Kisses” Written by Laurelann Porter, arranged by Mike Anderson. I directed the music video. Shot on miniDV. A special thanks to the folks at the Soleri family and Cosanti foundation who allowed us to shoot at the beautiful location of Cosanti in Paradise Valley.
Music Video “Sex-Induced Heart Attack” Written by Laurelann Porter.
And here is a link to my page on ReverbNation where I have posted a few songs I’ve recorded over the years. They’re some of my favorites.
Recorded in Curitiba, PR, Brazil, 1998:
“Vvvooo” Written by Lucas Nieri and Laurelann Porter.
“Sex-Induced Heart Attack” Written by Laurelann Porter.
“Café con Leche/Café com Leite” Written by Laurelann Porter.
“Life in Front of Closed Doors” Written by Laurelann Porter and Joy (Lardizabal-Hull) Clark.
Recorded in Curitiba, PR, Brazil, 1996
“I Love You, I Hate You” Written by Laurelann Porter and Beto Leão
“Gostoso Brasileiro” Written by Laurelann Porter and Beto Leão
“Winter Solstice” Written by Laurelann Porter and Beto Leão