This is the
statement by the pioneering Brazil-based radio program, Talk 2 Brazil,
as it named Ms. Passoni “Person of the Year 2012.” It
is also no wonder that Fabiana Passoni, who is from Poços de
Caldas, Brazil, was recognized by the Brazilian International Press
Awards’ 2012 Colégio Eleitoral as “Best Brazilian
Female Singer” living in the US, or that she was nominated
for the 2013 Brazilian International Press Awards.
Her albums and singles have enjoyed critical acclaim
and months on the Smooth Jazz charts. With her velvety voice and
joyful interpretations, Fabiana Passoni’s live performances
that combine jazz fusion with the older rhythms of Brazil such as
bossa nova, are truly a celebration of Brazilian soul and life itself.
Indeed, Loving the Silent Tears was blessed to
have Ms. Passoni bringing both her unique voice and positive persona
to the stage. Dressed in a vibrant costume and dancing the
samba, she created a scene reminiscent of a festive Brazilian Carnival
with the upbeat solo song “Your Eyes, Your Ears, Your Heart,”
set to music by 6-time Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated Jorge
Media continually featured Ms. Passoni and her new role,
including La Prensa de Los Angeles, KCAL Ch. 9's California Adventure
TV, Bereavision TV, PopStop TV, Talk 2 Brazil, Brazilian Hour Radio,
Brazilian Digital Channel, Opaua magazine, Hollywood Weekly Magazine,
Acontece Magazine, Soul Brasil Magazine, BrasilBest newspaper, and
Jornal da Mantiqueira (her proud Brazilian hometown’s newspaper).
Let’s find out what inspiring thoughts Fabiana
Passoni shared throughout her experience with Loving the Silent
Source of Inspiration
I think it's positivism. I need to be positive all the
time. I had so many struggles in my life that you start believing
more and more that things can work out once you get out of that
misery, or whatever you're going through. I like to just sit in
my studio and if I say, "I want to write a music right now,”
I can just do it. It's just like a gift from God, perhaps. So I'm
very positive and I think every single person in the world should
I'm really excited about being part of the Loving
the Silent Tears because I literally can relate to it with [the
poetry of] the Supreme Master Ching Hai. Because I was there, I
struggled with my search for happiness several times in my life.
I had cancer, not only once, but twice. So, when you are on the
verge of dying, let's put it that way, you start changing your perspective
of life and you start giving more attention to the air that you
breathe and stuff that you usually were so busy with your life that
you just didn't care about. So, it's kind of like, "Wow, I
totally forgot… my spiritual life, my Self.”
This is different, this is searching for happiness inside
of your inner Self. So, it is very spiritual, and I think people
need to pay attention a little bit more on the spiritual side of
the human being, because that’s what’s going to change
Her Musical Role
I am so proud to represent my home country of Brazil
in Loving the Silent Tears. There’re certain lyrics
there, even in one of my songs [“Your Eyes, Your Ears, Your
Heart”], that say you have struggles, and who doesn’t?
So I think [Supreme Master Ching Hai] is very honest with herself.
She showed to the people that the struggles are allowed in our lives
and it’s normal to have it. And just keep searching for that
thing that makes you happy. I can relate to that so much, that I
think the feeling that I’m going through singing in the musical
will be really sincere.
Eyes, Your Ears, Your Heart”
You have numerous disciples.
I have only You!
Who is the most faithful of us two?
Excerpt from Silent Tears poetry collection
By Supreme Master Ching Hai,
Formosa - 1980s
On the Red Carpet
I am overwhelmed by good feelings. It’s been a
wonderful journey and I’m really looking forward to the show.
It changed my life in so many ways. I am surrounded by good [people],
so it’s really nice. I’m doing the Brazilian dance and
samba. Yeah, it’s going to be really fun!
After the Show
It was beautiful. It’s bittersweet. You know, we
put a lot of work into it, days rehearsing, full days. We made family
here. I think everybody [in the cast] somehow, someway was touched
in our hearts with the message. Everybody was very good, very professional,
and everybody put their love and soul into it. And I think that’s
why it was a great success. And just so you know, my mom was watching
in Brazil, so the whole live stream is wonderful. So it’s
pretty cool! Awesome!
The Multicultural Stage
I think because it’s just one message, which is
peace and happiness, so it doesn’t matter if you’re
from Brazil, or from Korea, or from Japan, or from Vietnam (Âu
Lạc), it’s the same message. We want everybody to find
their inner peace and just be happy.
Singing “Take Each
I almost cried. But I held it and said, “Okay,
let’s do this.” Everybody feels really inspired. Everybody
really liked it. And I’m just honored and happy to be here.
With the full company in closing song, "Take Each Other's
Appreciation for the Poet
I’m really a fan of the Supreme Master right now,
because she is really cool!
I think Supreme Master Ching Hai is doing a wonderful
job, and I am really happy to be part of the positivism of this
play, so that’s really great. And Supreme Master Ching Hai,
please keep doing what you’re doing because it’s wonderful!