World Music in Calabria . . . .

As I recount on the page, a LOOOONG drive there, then discover that the three gigs are two hours drive away and outdoors – it’s cold and on the last gig it rains and the door falls off Flavinho’s Citroen when we get back to the house….. all in all we had a fabulous time!!!

Emilio who owned who owned the agriturismo where we stayed and organised the gigs couldn’t have done more for us- never-ending supply of food and drink.  Flavinho was just as I remembered him- full of Brazilian enthusiasm! Also met  Zam Moustapha Dembele from Mali and Ismaila Mbaye from Senegal. I’d never played African rhythms before – it was wonderful! They were all lovely guys and wonderful percussionists! I hope one day we’ll play together again. Thank you my friends!
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Xmas is always like this…. Too much to eat . . . .

Natale e sempre cosi . . . .ho mangiato troppo . . .

Xmas arrives . . .

Yes the festive season is with us. Why do I say this?

The street decorations are already up!

The shops are full of seasonal stuff?

Nope it’s because snow has arrived on WordPress!