Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Barefoot Diva

Cesaria Evora a singer and composer from "Cabo Verde" (Cape Verde), a former Portuguese colony and now an independent nation.  I came across her work when by accident I purchased one of her most famous albums "Miss Perfumado."  Evora's beautiful songs in Portuguese have captivated me for many years.  Here is a link to her famous album. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Beethoven's Silence

I first heard Beethoven's Silence on YouTube Music by accident.  I had requested my Google speaker to play relaxing music and this piece came up.  The author and performer, Ernesto Cortazar II, was also a great discovery for me.  He was a very talented Mexican musician with multiple accomplishments.  His musical work is now part of my regular listening routine.  If you have never heard Beethoven's Silence, I strongly recommend it.  It is inspirational.

Writers and actors strike: a vacuum looking to be filled

 I am not against strikes or work stoppages.  This is just a reflection on what is likely to happen to the collective social and psychologic...