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I like helping people to break free of the chains that hold them down. I know what it’s like to feel trapped and desperate. I also know it doesn’t have to be that way.
Thanks to all the artists and friends who joined me on this very special night at the Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires.
Kevin Carrel Footer will present his new book “A Tango Before I Die” on Monday, August 26 at 7pm at the Centro Cultural Borges
I will be offering my Intensive Creative Writing Workshop focused on breaking down the barriers that stifle our innate creativity.
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As the afternoon sun drops lower, the timbre of the light deepens, throwing a soft golden blanket over the two of us. All I want now is for her to sleep while I stay with her under a summer sun that settles on the horizon without ever dissolving into the ocean.
“… with the amps blasting and Jason sweating as if he were being barbecued under the stage lights, he called for more air conditioning but no air conditioning would save him under those conditions – never mind that he seems to inhabit his own personal inferno.”
The Dancer is a beautiful woman. So many blood lines are in her that she is the amalgam of us all. Spanish. Azorean. Arab. English. Gypsy. In her high cheekbones is her Indian blood. Her great-grandmother was Coeur D’Alene and sang the Blues in San Francisco. There are bootleggers and brothel-owners in her as well. As I said, she is the amalgam of us all.
She was a beautiful child
born the day
the river Shannon overflowed
A body of water
that could not be contained
was her name
Two boys from shore, seeing us head out, tagged along. They did not say anything but hung close to us. We were a small band of wanderers on a sea of sand. If we tried to talk to them, they fell back without answering. But ten minutes later they would be back right behind us. We let them be.
- Music Biz
(Published in the Buenos Aires Herald on 21 August 2013) Former Herald...
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María Volonté and Kevin Carrel Footer perform live on the National Public Radio (NPR) Tiny Desk Concert series in Washington, DC.
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The morning fills me with the precious waters of a new day. I gather...
I sit on the prow of my rocket ship plowing the starry night, penetrating the rings of apprehension, plummeting into the deep cold of Outer Silence.
Over the past two years, I have been on the road touring about 18 months. I am incredibly grateful for those adventures and the stories and people I found out there, but now I need to sit and watch and think and wait.
Next it was the turn of the Argentine tango musician who played tangos so sad they were funny. He only came home to sleep and that was never at night. In Madrid, there are so many better places to be than at home on a summer night.