Thursday, June 25, 2009
Theme Thursday - SUMMER
Summer! Can any word conjure up more visions of outdoor music opportunities? There are many happening in your edge of the planet this weekend. May I encourage you to go, listen, smile, and maybe even participate by singing along or clapping and moving your feet?
We ate first at a new Mediterranean restaurant with belly dancers. It was all amazing. The food- hummous, lamb, saffron rice, pistachio baklava. The music-a fantastic blend of many cultures around the Mediterranean Sea. The dancers-beautiful women who loved their bodies, could move parts of their abdomen I can't even see, and balance swords on their heads. Delicious in every way.
We then strolled over to the annual International Festival in the plaza, where there were Irish dancers in equally gorgeous costumes. Look at how the music moves the children-they want to dance. Pictures of the international festival, Burnsville Heart of the City, last weekend.
What was most fascinating for me was the bodhran drum of this trio. The man was seated (behind the dancers), and the way he played this unique drum, how many different tones he got and the way he moved the back hand, shadowed in this video, was intriguing. See here for a slight sample. Get out there this SUMMER! There's music afoot! Live music is better.