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Brian d’Souza aka Auntie Flo will get his music inspiration from cultures all world wide
DJ and producer Brian d’Souza, also called Auntie Flo, talks about household ties to Goa, the inspiration behind his identify and the mysterious blueberry wine he picked up in South Korea.
What’s your favorite on-the-road second?
The identify Auntie Flo is a tribute to my 90-year-old auntie, who was born and raised in Goa, migrated to Kenya briefly with a number of my household, then returned to her hometown.
I toured India in 2018 and after eight years of utilizing her identify, I lastly managed to go and inform Auntie Flo all about it. She lives in a nursing house run by nuns in a village close to Saligão in northern Goa and the entire go to was emotional.
She was barely bemused initially however instructed me she beloved music herself and proceeded to sing quite a lot of hymns in Konkani, her native language.
Goa is house to beautiful Coco seashore (Image: Getty Pictures)
What’s your favorite metropolis?
I’ve been to Havana twice and the power and vibrancy of town blows me away. It would sound clichéd however there actually is music in all places.
The primary time, we performed on the first ever Havana World Music competition, and the second was by invitation of the British Council to assist The Rolling Stones on the Coliseo de la Ciudad Deportiva, an unbelievable venue.
The Museum of the Revolution in Previous Havana, full with gunshot marks on the central staircase, is a must-see additionally.
Music is in all places in vibrant Havana (Image: Getty Pictures)
What’s the finest memento you’ve come house with?
I toured South Korea and ended up taking a tour to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to be taught extra concerning the North. The DMZ is a wierd no man’s land separating North and South.
You go to a viewing gallery with binoculars permitting you to spy on the North Koreans as they go about their enterprise, which could be very unusual. I’m fairly certain the area isn’t well-known for wine however I managed to select up a bottle of candy wild blueberry wine from the Baekdu Mountain.
It’s brewed with a 500-year-old secret recipe and may make ‘white hair black’ and the physique ‘gentle and robust’.
Auntie Flo introduced within the New Yr with Buddhist monks in Kōya-san (Image: Prisma by Dukas/Common Pictures Group through Getty Pictures)
What has been your most life-changing expertise whereas travelling?
Straight after enjoying a New Yr’s Eve occasion in Osaka, I travelled to the temple settlement Mount Kōya to spend a number of nights with some Buddhist monks in Kōya-san.
I lived precisely like a monk for a number of days. It was completely freezing however a fantastic technique to begin a brand new yr.
Auntie Flo is but to see the Northern Lights (Image: Alamy Inventory Photograph)
The place are you hoping to go subsequent?
High of my checklist is Iceland. I’ve but to see the Northern Lights regardless of two journeys to Tromsø. I gravitate to colder locations and I’d like to get some really recent air.
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