This week’s Podcast

Martinho da Vila (born February 12, 1938) is a Brazilian singer and composer who is considered to be one of the main representatives of samba and MPB. He is a prolific songwriter, with hundreds of recorded songs across over 40 solo albums. He also has many songs that were recorded by singers from different musical genres. Internationally celebrated artists such as Nana Mouskouri (Greece), Ornella Vanoni (Italy), Katia Guerreiro (Portugal), Rosario Flores (Spain) have put their voices to Martinho’s songs and lyrics. As a singer, he is considered by critics as one of the top exponents of samba to have ever lived.
Episode 169 - Vinho do Porto

Susana’s Performances

I would like to invite you to my YouTube channel, where you can see videos of some of my performances. Enjoy!

Susana Vijaya’s Youtube Chanel

Because of Covid 19, CKTZ was not able to have our regular fundraisers. So we have organized a Variety Night as part of the Fundraising drive. Every performer pre-recorded their acts and Jason put them all together for an awesome entertaining show. I created 2 acts for it, this first one - The Dream Police - as a little reference to the Cabaret, that I miss so much! In the last Cabaret I made fun with Howie Roman, so in this one I wanted to make fun with Rick Bockner!

This was my second act for the Variety Night. I always like to share something from my other cultures. In this case, an awesome Fado by Amalia Rodrigues, the greatest!

Along with my partner Lyle and my dear friend Krista, this is our offer to the world. A humorous message of Faith and Hope for the future!

About Susana Vijaya

Susana Vijaya was born in Porto, Portugal. After a strong career in sales as a commercial director, she founded and ran a flourishing vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant that evolved to feed the body, mind and soul as a spiritual center for holistic healing. In 2008 she sold it and moved to Brazil to learn Permaculture and live in Intentional Communities across the country. In 2012 she found Cortes Island and started to spend her Summers there, while continuing to spend her winters in Brazil. In 2016 she left Brazil for good and replaced it for Mexico - La Manzanilla, in Jalisco state.

In 2019 she finally achieved her Permanent Residency in Canada. She also moved to Quadra island, but continues to stay connected with the Cortes community, and maintain her volunteer work for the CKTZ radio station as a weekly DJ and as a performer.

She has a passion for music since she can remember. Her grandmother was always listening to Fado and she was always surrounded by musicians and Djs that opened her taste to a lot of different genres.
Coming to Cortes island, she made her debut in the 2015 Lip Sync and has been one of the regular performers since then, participating as well at the newest CKTZ Cabaret. With these performances she realized how much she loves to share her culture and how much Cortesians love to receive it.

Susana and Lyle at the CKTZ Lip Sync on Quadra Island, August 2017

Vinho do Porto Show

So she decided to have her own radio show, where she can share all her Portuguese music background, being that from Portugal, from the ex Portuguese colonies or Brazil. Vinho do Porto show stated in April 2017. It has as a common thread, all songs in Portuguese language, and the genres varies between Fado, Rock, Pop, Blues, Dance, Samba, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Folk, Bossa Nova, MPB, Forro, Choro, Frevo, Batucada, Maracatu, Morna, Semba, Marrabenta, etc.

Past Episodes:

Fall/Winter 2019

Spring/Summer 2019

Fall/Winter 2018

Spring/Summer 2018

Susana’s other Arts

Susana has been expressing herself through artistry in crochet, knitting, photography, mosaic, painting, singing, performing and culinary arts. In 2008, while in Brazil, she discovered jewelry and macrame techniques. It´s been a passionate love ever since. She participates in several shows and markets and now has a store online that you can check at https://www.lovingknots.com

If you want to know more about Susana, here are 2 interviews:

Susana Vijaya talks about becoming more public

Art On The Island: Susana Vijaya’s Macramé