An interview with Danny for Tadias.com, just before our set at L’Orange Bleu (NYC) on April 10, 2009.
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Back in Jamaica Plain, MA, USA, now, but I still have much more to say. I am sure the others feel the same way…I’ve decided I’ll keep posting about the trip until I good and satisfied. Hopefully none of the readers object? Ethiopian Marching Bands. I’ve wanted to see one for myself since discovering a [...]
Kaethe and I are just back to the hotel, on my last night in Stone Town before I fly back to Ethiopia. Ditching the boys has really changed our experience here. Tonight we totally partied with the vice president of Tanzania and the embassador from Norway! Our friends were playing a show at a fancy [...]
Just spent the last two days at the most beautiful beach, at the northern tip of Zanzibar. White sand, clear aqua water, Dhow boats (old-fashioned fishing sailboats) sailing by, pina coladas in the beach chair, fresh seafood… And then a guy walked by and sold us a bunch of lychee fruits, and our bliss was [...]
Well the main thing to report is that Kaethe, Jonah and I spent the afternoon today at the Dhow Countries Music Academy, which is an 8-year old music school in Zanzibar town that teaches traditional music. Their speciality is Taraab, a blend of Tanzanian and Arabic styles. We went out last night to hear our [...]
Hello! Hello! Back in Boston after an event full flight that took over 40 Hours! The highlight of the trip being that I had lunch with…you’d never guess who….Mahmoud Ahmed! The flight from Addis to Rome was pretty much ordinary. I think we even managed to leave on time ! But after refueling in Rome [...]
Writing you today from Stone Town in Zanzibar, possibly the most beautiful place on earth, and the farthest point in our journey. On Friday night we played our gig at Addis in Dar, and everything was wonderful. PK was an amazing host, and the food (and coffee!) was wonderful. We played on the patio under [...]
Hi everybody! Just have a moment…. The day before we left Arusha we went on a little mini-safari to Arusha National Park. Alas, it doesn’t look like we’re going to make it to the Serengeti on this trip, but the National Park was really amazing. We saw lots and lots of giraffes, zebras, buffalo, water [...]
Well it’s me Stacey again, and I just got a hold of this here laptop from our new found friend Frances, only to find Danny has already updated the blog today! What riches! Tanzania apparently has much better internet access than Ethiopia, and the UUACC where we’re staying even has wireless. It feels luxurious. There [...]