Monday, December 29, 2008

Un Dia Ple D'accio

In the morning, Pepita's beautiful niece Emma was born.

In the evening, we took advantage of our Christmas presents of tickets to see Muchachito Bombo Infierno at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi. The story has it that Muchachito, a native of the immigrant-heavy Barcelona suburb Santa Coloma de Gramanet, was discovered playing guitar in the street in 2004 and invited to open for Ojos de Brujo on their world tour. The 10-piece band went on to become hugely popular in Barcelona, building on the success of similar rumba/flamenco/reggae/swing party bands like Dusminguet and Tonino Carotone. Their Barcelona performance was the last stop on a year long European tour. Haven't heard much about a possible American appearance, but judging by the overwhelming reactions of the local crowd, it won't be long.

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