Day By Day

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Lura in Concert

Summer is over and the concert season is upon us. Yesterday we went to see a lovely young singer named Lura, and she put on a great show. Before the concert we had lunch at "Gertrude's", sitting outdoors under a canopy near a fountain overlooking the BMA sculpture garden. The weather was perfect, the company entertaining, and the food wonderful. Then on to the concert.

Lura and her group performed music of the Cape Verde Islands; a fascinating blend of African, Brazilian, Portuguese, and French Afro-pop. Several people from the islands attended the concert and the place was really rocking. Here's a sample of what we heard.

And listen to this:

Afterwards the women in our group even got a chance to do some shopping at the museum store.

Altogether it was an extremely satisfying day. Hopefully, the first of many to come in this glorious autumn.