Mostly Carnival this week… Brazilian samba samba-reggae (with a nod to the Orishas, including Yemanja) along with Trinidad and Tobago soca-calypso with a Cuban Haitian sample for good measure… ending with some new flamenco voices to boot.
After the Rev. King holiday, I was shocked to hear of the passing of Andy Palacio. The bandleader from Belize had a phenomenal year in the spotlight including a visit here last August but died suddenly from a heart attack. After a few tribute songs I played a set of Caribbean dance Brasilian music to uplift our spirits and move toward Carnival season.