A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Something to share...

We went to the Sage last night to watch the African Rebels tour. I couldn't help taking a video of one of Africa's most influential singers, Mali's Salif Keita. Sorry about the camera shaking, after all I am 55 tomorrow...

His song, Folon (In the past...) sends shivers in people's back even if, like me they don't understand the lyrics. His voice is so penetrating and his music is a mix of traditional African and Western folk.
I thought you'd like to listen to it.

In the meantime, sorry for deserting this blog. I tend to post in my restaurants blog more often nowadays.

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Blogger Homey Escapeon said...

HA! It was weird hearing a petit chanteuse while seeing some bearded guy in a cowboy hat..
it looked like something from Mardi Gras!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Krimo Creamster

I hope that this year is overflowing with immeasurable joy and serenity.

28/2/08 3:54 PM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...


Loved the video, thought I've never heard of him before.

28/2/08 6:38 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

Happy Birthday, Creme!

Thanks for posting this, love the music. But also thanks for showing me how to mute the other music - I like it, but it drives me crazy since I'm usually already listening to music when I visit - so I tend to just beat a hasty retreat!

29/2/08 5:42 PM  
Blogger Sivle said...

Oh Salif - I remember him!
I worked on one of his album sleeves years back. I think it was called 'Amen' if my memory serves me well.

It doesn't normally.

Serve me well that is! :O)

1/3/08 11:36 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Wow! You worked on an Album sleeve! Just checked it out. Looks great!

2/3/08 9:28 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Sorry to miss wishing you a Happy Birthday! This was great. I'm going to go download some of his music on iTunes.

4/3/08 12:59 PM  
Blogger zooms said...

Happy Birthday Cream,
I have missed you.
Thanks for Salif Keita, he is lovely.

4/3/08 7:57 PM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

Happy Birthday Cream - I've added your other blog onto my blogroll:-)

5/3/08 5:56 AM  
Blogger savannah said...

great music and happy belated birthday, sugar! xoxoxxo

9/3/08 1:20 AM  
Blogger Krimo said...

Thank you all!

9/3/08 11:23 PM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Oh I missed your birthday, I thought you'd abandoned this blog. Belated best wishes -- you share your birthday with Spanish Goth by the way. Day and night!

13/3/08 4:09 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Thanks Daphnee.
You're right. I have been concentrating on my restaurant blog lately.
Wow! Same birthday as Goth! Honored!

13/3/08 7:14 PM  
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Blogger Vienna for Beginners said...

Very belated happy birthday wishes to you, Cream! I do miss you blogging here, although every now and then I look at your restaurant blog.

20/3/08 7:15 AM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Well! Here I am, reading the restaurant blog, I even left a comment there...and I completely missed your birthday. I don't like missing birthdays.

Are you still celebrating? Is that why you MIA? :-(

21/3/08 9:54 AM  
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I miss you too! Just linked to you, as I'm rattling on about mosaics...

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