April 13th, 2006

10 Days in Eastern Europe

I haven't bought the ticket, yet, but I'll be spending Thanksgiving the way I always did growing up: by traveling to Bosnia, Serbia, and Bulgaria with my good friend Anil Naik. After our feast of kapama, banitza, gyuveche, and baked cabbage, we'll watch the Cowboys game and - let's face it - fall asleep from all that tryptophan! After our nap, we'll celebrate the day with a traditional Zn Zn Ganke Le dance, I'll dress as a Pilgrim and Anil will dress as an Indian (boy, would that have confused Columbus!). We'll end the day with the traditional harvest of maize and removal of unexploded ordnance and landmines, just like the Pilgrims did, so many years ago.

Summer Shows!!

The summer concerts are starting to be announced! This is what I always anticipate the most about summers here. These are the shows I've got to see:

CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE
6-23 - Refugee All Stars (of Sierra Leone)
7-02 - Seu Jorge, Jose Gonzalez, Alex Cuba Band
7-13 - Ani DiFranco
7-16 - Amadou & Mariam, Daby Toure
8-03 - New Pornographers, the Frames, Calexico

CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! in PROSPECT PARK
7-01 - Angelique Kidjo
7-13 - Yo La Tengo
7-27 - Philip Glass
8-06 - King Sunny Ade & His African Beats

WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER
4-25 - Randy Weston African Rhythms Quintet & Gnawa Master Musicians of Morocco
6-20 - Son Volt