Paulo Almeida

Paulo Almeida, drummer/percussionist, arranger, composer

Drummer/percussionist, composer and arranger of multiple music genres.

Paying Attention

The hardest thing for people who are potential music fans is paying attention.  We have learned to have very short attention spans so it's even harder to give attention to deserving artists.  Paying attention is the main thing that musicians want.  We want people to pay attention to our recordings and to us when we perform live.  It is a different culture for musicians now and this makes a difference.  It is why we want to play and perform music.  Paying attention is important in so many ways when it comes to being a musician or a fan.  Yes, it is difficult.  But it is what makes being alive worth it.  To be really in the present moment as much as possible, on purpose, non-judgmentally, in the current moment.  That is the working definition of mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn.