Next week I will make a brief trip to Brasil for the publication of Escuta só, or Listen to This. On August 4th, at 7:30PM, I will give my "Chacona, Lamento" lecture at the splendid Sala São Paulo. (Details here.) On August 6th, at 6PM, I will speak at the Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio, on Avenida Marquês de São Vicente. (Go here for the Institute's online tribute to Pixinguinha.) Both events are part of a series of lectures celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of my Brazilian publisher, Companhia das Letras.