Peruvians are known for their genial warmth and hospitality.
Peru today has a mixed population but is still predominantly ‘Amerindian’ (indigenous American indians). There are many ‘mestizos’ (mixed Amerindian-Spanish/European) but less so in the Andean highlands, away from the capital, Lima. And also a significant Asian (Japanese, Chinese) population or mixed ethnicity.
Arguably still the most sublimely uncomplicated and beautiful example of modern architecture sits at the foot of Mont Juic in Barcelona city in Catalunya, Spain.
The German Pavilion, constructed for the Barcelona International Exposition of 1929, was designed by German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Like most of the USA, New Orleans in Louisiana is very much a mixture of races, ethnicities.
Large portions of North America, including Louisiana, were claimed by Spain and France as colonies from the mid-1600s until the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803.
Louisiana people who descended from those earliest colonial times were known as ‘Creoles’.
Three of the headline acts at the week-long ‘Southern Fork Americana Festival’ in Auckland, New Zealand, 7-16 October.
Hayes Carll is a Grammy-nominated Texan songwriter and Lindi Ortega originally hails from Toronto, but both have ‘paid their dues’ for well over a decade and have a handful of albums each.
On the other hand, young siblings
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Birmingham, Alabama, Sept 12 2015.
I was fortunate to catch James McMurtry playing at Workplay Theatre. A really nice all-purpose, small venue – in a city that seems to be re-vitalising, after the decline of the iron and steel industry in the 1970s.
It was my first visit to the Deep South of USA
On 4 Dec, Lucinda visited us again and played the Vector Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand.
She presented a solid set of around 20 songs, largely from her own substantial catalogue – most of which are well-known to her fans.
Commencing up-tempo with
Protection from the recent album, Down Where The Spirit Meets the Bone. Continue reading
Jimmie Dale Gilmore came down to New Zealand from his home in Austin, Texas.
He played at the The Tuning Fork on 20 April, accompanied by his son Colin Gilmore.
West Texas country-folk & country-rock. With a dose of Jimmie’s metaphysical thoughts mixed in.