|New Years celebration in Mexico|
|Betsy and Uncle Frank|
January 10 -
Quijeremá ITCHes with Al Son del Tunduki
Music, Venezuelan arepas, wine and conversation
|The band plays at Quique and Maria's house|
Al Son del Tunduki - the African Diaspora in Andean Latin America. It features works/performances by poets Michael Warr and Avotcja Jiltronilro. Al Son del Tunduki also includes a multi-media component of art, photography and archival images created by graphic designer Guillermo Prado and videographer Alexio Goncalves. At Tuesday’s meeting, Quijeremá played a couple of the pieces, talked about the project in more detail and started the conversation on how to incorporate the ITCH.
It was so lovely to learn more about these talented musicians, poets and singers. I look forward to seeing their project grow!
January 13 - Birthday Girls!
Benito, Cammie, Patrick and I go out to one of my fave restaurants 'Burma Superstar' in Oakland to celebrate Cammie and my birthdays. Hers is the 17th, mine is the 13th.
|Benito and me at Burma Superstar in Oakland|
|Benito, me, Cammie and Patrick|
January 15-17 - Fancy Food Show at Moscone Center SF
|The show featured 1,300 exhibitors |
*photo from USA Today
This was my second show working for exhibitors at the annual Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Last year I worked for a French exhibitor. This year I helped out at a yogurt booth and then a tea booth. It was fun to have some samples on my break and to learn about some of the new products coming to the marketplace soon.
One of my favorite vendors was an Oakland-based company named "Fearless" which sells raw organic chocolate. The dark chocolate sample was so good!
January 18-20 - Warm-Ups for Improvisation and Tuning