A quick look back at 2013

Saludos. Wilkommen. Bienvenue. Bem vindo, Benvenuti. et cetera. After a shameful absence of three+ months from the blog which bears my very name, I’m back. Needless to say I’ve been busy and working on a lot of stuff, creative and not-as-creative but still very much on my creative grind and feeling a sense of forward …

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Summer 2013 Recap

I protest the rapid passing of the summer of 2013 by wearing white as often as possible well into September. It has been an amazing and quick summer, but really busy as I look back. This was the first summer in a while that I wasn’t on any long 3-6 week tours but it seems …

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Writing: Reflections on Immigration

I published an op-ed piece today at thehill.com. It’s about immigration, a bit about my own family history, and how America must break the cycle of criminalizing and scapegoating immigrants. It talks about the various ways immigrants are pressured to assimilate and the new identities and attitudes immigrants are taught to bear, depending on what …

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Performances: Recent and upcoming

It has been a whirlwind since I last wrote an update. Life has been busy with time in airports, virtual classrooms, soundchecks, concert halls, festival grounds…lots of hurry up and wait. Recent big fun shows: Australia/New Zealand tour with Antibalas (Feb-March 2013) 5 de Mayo Festival: Puebla, Mexico with Antibalas (May 3, 2013) DJ set in …

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