Archive for February, 2012

Fusiones concierto de Ensamble dos orillas

February 29, 2012
Fusiones concierto de Ensamble dos orillas

Fusiones concierto de Ensamble dos orillas

Fusiones concierto de Ensamble dos orillas

Fusiones concierto de Ensamble dos orillas

Fusiones concierto de Ensamble dos orillas

Fusiones concierto de Ensamble dos orillas

Fusiones concierto de Ensamble dos orillas

Fusiones concierto de Ensamble dos orillas

La vida sin música, no en vida. — Vicky Lopéz

Fusiones Ensamble dos orillas en concierto en Turistkyrka en Puerto de la Cruz en Tenerife.

Fusiones un fusión de música de Americano Sur y Canarias.

I have a knack of being in the right place at the right time.

La semana pasada en oficina de turismo, my eye was caught by two posters: one for a talk on Winston Churchill, the other for a concert by Ensamble dos orillas in the Swedish church.

I had seen nothing on this concert when I had passed the church earlier, so I passed back that way later in the day.

As I passed the church a man carrying a guitar asked could he help me. A few seconds earlier or later and we would not have met. I followed him into the church. He was able to tell me all about the concert, and even offered to sell me a ticket.

I had no idea what to expect. It could be rubbish, it could be great.

The concert last night was fantastic, the female singer excellent voice, great musicians.

Ensamble dos orillas is a five-piece ensemble with an interesting line-up: Javier Castro-Gomis (timple), Neftali Coello (percussion), Vicky Lopéz (female vocalist), José Moreno (acoustic guitar), William Luis (bass guitar).

The flyers said folklore. Literally folk music, but probably meant folk music.

It was not folk. At times I was reminded of the music of Ana Caram, especially her album Rio After Dark. A fusion of Latin America and Canary Islands with a strong hint of jazz, but not boring jazz, jazz with soul, jazz with character.

We had a brief chat during the interval, followed by a much longer chat after the concert.

I suggested they uploaded their music to bandcamp where it would then be available to a much wider audience and explained the advantages of FLAC over mp3. [see mp3 v FLAC]

I came away with two signed copies of their album Fusiones (same music as concert, though with slightly different line-up), one for me, one to be given away as a present.

When Fusiones is uploaded to bandcamp, it will be featured here.

I would love Ensamble dos orillas to perform a concert of the music of Astor Piazzolla and to record as an album. I even have thoughts for the album cover.

Top Story in Hear and There Internet #Radio News (Wednesday 29 February 2012).

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Angels are God´s thoughts rendered into human form

February 28, 2012

And an angel descended where they were and the glory of the lord was upon them. — Luke 2:9

Angels take whatever form a person imagines they have. Because they are God´s thoughts in live form, and they need to adapt to our wisdom and knowledge. They know that if they don´t, we´ll be unable to see them. — J

Angels. God´s messengers.

All religions, and every person who has witnessed the Extraordinary, speak of angels. The universe is populated with angels. It´s they who give us hope. Like the one who announced that the Messiah had been born. They also bring death, like the exterminating angel that traveled through Egypt destroying all those who did not display the right sign at their door. Angels with flaming swords in their hands can prevent us from entering paradise. Or they can invite us in, as the angel did to Mary.

Angels remove the seals placed on prhobitited books, and they sound the trumpets on the day of Final Judgement. They bring the light, as Michael did, or darkness, as Lucifer did.

— Paulo Coelho

All quotes from The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho.

The Valkyries
Faith Under Fire
Love Wins

La Carnaval – musica por El Domingo por la tarde

February 27, 2012
Puerto de la Cruz, música en el fin de La Carnival

Puerto de la Cruz, música en el fin de La Carnival

Puerto de la Cruz, música en el fin de La Carnival

Puerto de la Cruz, música en el fin de La Carnival

Puerto de la Cruz, música en el fin de La Carnival

Puerto de la Cruz, música en el fin de La Carnival

En La Plaza Charco en Puerto de la Cruz, música en el fin de La Carnival.

Three groups of singers: men, followed by women, followed by men.

If the five year old girl dancing on the main stage stole the show midnight Saturday night, then on Sunday afternoon on the last day of the carnival did a group of children in front of the last group of singers. They knew the music, knew the songs and had copied all the actions

DEMO​/​LISTEN by American Opera

February 27, 2012
DEMO​/​LISTEN by American Opera

DEMO / LISTEN by American Opera

DEMO​/​LISTEN by American Opera definately not Opera, but yes American!

Is DEMO​/​LISTEN a demo album, or simply a sense of irony?

American Opera have also recorded a live album, LIVE! @ GBS Detroit.

Arte de Mirabella

February 27, 2012
Arte de Mirabella - Puerto de la Cruz

Arte de Mirabella - Puerto de la Cruz

Arte de Mirabella - Puerto de la Cruz

Arte de Mirabella - Puerto de la Cruz

Durante de La Carnaval exposición de arte de Mirabella en la Plaze de Iglesia en Puerto de la Cruz en Tenerife.

La Carnaval

February 26, 2012
La Carnaval - Cabalgata - Puerto de la Cruz

La Carnaval - Cabalgata - Puerto de la Cruz

Ahora La Carnaval en Puerto de la Cruz en Tenerife.

The carnival coincides with Shrove Tuesday, Pancakes Day.

On Wednesday, Miércoles, Funeral of the Sardine, Entierra de Sardina, when an effigy of a sardine is carried through the town then burnt in the harbour. The women all dress in black, faces white, carrying a pose of white flowers.

On the same day, at mass at the Catholic Church, foreheads are daubed in the shape of a cross with ash from burnt palm leaves.

Ash Wednesday

Saturday, Sabado, the grand carnival parade, Cabalgata.

The parade lasts for hours, dancing, floats, the theme this year, if there was a theme, hippies in the 1960s.

At night live music until 4am.

Amazing Saturay night, gone midnight, a girl, maybe five years old, had climbed up onto the main stage and was dancing. She was a very good dancer.

En Tenerife Listo! (Noticias de redes) (El Domingo 26 de Febrero de 2012).

El Limón

February 24, 2012
El Limón en Puerto de la Cruz en Tenerife

El Limón en Puerto de la Cruz en Tenerife

My first encounter with El Limón was their fresh fruit juices, vast range of fresh fruit juices. Try zumo de naranja.

Whilst drinking zumo de naranja I thought the soup looks good. I tried sopa de calabaza, pumkin soup – pumpkin, four large onions, water, salt, cooked in a big large pot.

Then I thought the food looks good. Today I had an excellent vegetarian kebab with salad.

The food, the ambience, the staff, all excellent!

El Limón is a vegetarian restaurant located on street behind the back of the main church in Puerto de la Cruz.

El Limón – Trip Advisor (en español)

Steve Poltz Live

February 24, 2012
Steve Poltz Live

Steve Poltz Live

Steve Poltz Live, recorded in California 19 Feb 2012.

The lyrics of the first track, Windows of Halifax, very funny.

Think Bob Dylan cum Leonard Cohen cum Neil Young.

If you like Steve Poltz Live, you will probably like his earlier album Dreamhouse.

Harry´s Gourmeteria

February 24, 2012
Harry´s Gourmeteria en Pueurto de la Cruz en Tenerife

Harry´s Gourmeteria en Pueurto de la Cruz en Tenerife

Harry´s Gourmeteria is an excellent and very popular German restaurant.

Located on the first floor of the Mercado Municipal, on the edge of Puerto de la Cruz, Avenida Blas Peréz, a little way above Hotel Florida (Luabay).

The first floor of the Mercado Municipal is a veritable food oasis, fruit and vegetable shops, including organic fruit and veg, cheese, fresh fish, bread, Harry’s Gourmeteria, Serrano Delicatessen.

Harry’s Gourmeteria now occupies two units, the adjacent café having closed. He now supplies fresh bread and when I passed by a couple of days ago he let me try Limoncello, an Italian liquer. Last week I tried his excellent potato cake, a type of fritter.

Mallet Guitars One

February 23, 2012
Mallet Guitars One by Ex-Easter Island Head

Mallet Guitars One by Ex-Easter Island Head

Mallet Guitars One is the debut release by Ex-Easter Island Head, a Liverpool based ensemble.

Avant-garde mimimalist guitar and percussion in three movements recorded live in St Bride’s Church, Liverpool 11th August 2010.