Saturday, December 12, 2009

KHAUSAK , Music of the Andes

We revisited South America today. A band from Ecuador performed locally their traditional music of the Andes. They used guitars and violins and pan flutes, but all their instruments had special names, which were from their native language (the language of the Incas).
The music was just what we expected having heard many bands like them perform often in the square in Bariloche. What I didn't expect was that I'd be fighting back the tears as I watched them perform. It brought me right back to the life we left in Argentina...

This is Phoebe watching them set-up




Here they are playing...








...and Naomi and I after the concert.
Yesterday Chloe took her first test in Tae Kwon Do. She was trying for a yellow belt. Here she is holding up the board she broke. I'm sure it just a matter of time before she's up to "Vampire Slayer".



Tonight is the second night of Hannukah. Happy Hannukah and Shalom.

2 comments:

Kifus said...

Hi Carolyn, found you blogfrog hopping around. So glad you have such good memories of Argentina. I was born in Buenos Aires and lived my whole life there except for the last 4 years as we had to move to Brazil because of my husband's job. I miss Argentina so much! Luckily we go back twice a year during the kids' holidays.
Congrats to your daughter Chloe for that broken board!
Have a lovely day!

Carolyn Watson-Dubisch said...

Argentina was a really hard place to leave. I miss it to this day. :)

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