30
Sep
Baia Concha parque Tayrona

Dreams and aspirations

Baia Concha is a nice secluded bay in the Tayrona National Park. Late in the afternoon, when all the people are gone, fishermen and tourists boats have stoped and the sound systems have been shut down, the sun sets behind the greenest hills, the sky turns orange and one can enjoy the sudden silence and […]

14
Aug
Pan Ossia - Steel Pan Band from Gouyave - Grenada

Using frustration to produce real magic

Last Saturday Grenada was supposed to host the National Steel Pan Bands Showdown, also known as Panorama. On Friday I had the luck to assist the rehearsal of a small unsupported band in Gouyave, a small fishermen’s village north of St. George. Young students from the village spent months preparing for the event, working hard […]

1
Jul
Portsmouth market

The kindness of strangers

Back from the market this morning I realised I left behind a pineapple and a pound of fresh tomatoes. The little girl behind the stall, probably not even 10 years old, had run off to get my change. She took long enough for me to get involved in negotiations with a Rasta man for fresh […]