super samba sunday.

The NFL has Super Bowl Sunday. Oprah has Super Soul Sunday. I’m playing an Os Batuqueiros record on my portable digger’s turntable to my left and thought “Hmm…’Super Samba Sunday'”. So here it is…my very first Super Samba Sunday post 🙂

i reminisce.

I’m not sure what year it was when I fell in love with Brazilian music, especially that pagode-style, ‘samba no quintal’ (backyard) sound, but this is one of the songs that got me diggin’ for more. Something about the unison vocals, the way the cavaquinho and the pandeiro work together, the cuica of course, and in this tune in particular, the tuba (or sousaphone…not sure)!! Here’s one about old times…’Velhos Tempos’ by Os Originais do Samba.

floats the boat.

I put together this faux photobook page by ‘cutting & pasting’ several repetitions of an image that I shot last fall in the quaint fishing town of Progreso, Yucatan MX. The process took several hours, but it was fun to create it from scratch, from a simple idea without borrowing any existing graphic elements. I’m really enjoying the work 🙂

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get right.

I’m excited about the chance to play some tunes alongside deejays SON ZOO and MOISES GARCIA at AZLA VEGAN’S “Get Right Brunch Club” this coming Sunday March 30th here in Los Angeles…at MERCADO LA PALOMA to be exact. I’ve only had the opportunity to enjoy the Ethiopian fusion fare at Azla once so far, but I was immediately hooked, especially on the red lentils! Much love to NESANET & the ABEGAZE/Azla Vegan family for the gracious invite. Hope to see you there this coming Sunday. And be sure to catch Azla Vegan at COACHELLA 2014!!

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