Monday, January 22, 2007


i just got back to my friend's house in NYC after seeing globalFEST at webster hall. it was of course great to see Sara Tavares again, and she did a wonderful set. I also got to see Julia Sarr, who I've been writing to on myspace, and then talk to her at the end of the night, which was great. Saw Lenine, and Lila Downs, who was great. Lila combined some sick musicians who doubled on all sorts of fun instruments with some great politics. always a winning combination.
oh. my. god.
if these guys come within 200 miles of you, you MUST go see them. great people, great musicians, great energy. i think it also helped to have about 20-30 garifuna people from belize in the audience singing along to all the songs. and to have the 78 year-old mentor of the group get on stage and sing THREE songs! while dancing. i hope that i can do half of that when i'm his age.
if you want to check out their last song of the set tonight, check out calabash's free single this week - lidan aban (together).
wow. wow. wow. i turned down the opportunity to see a couple acts at globalfest after andy, as well as the after party, as my soul is so happy right now. really, you must go see andy if you get the chance.

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