Sunday, February 22, 2009

Once in a Blue Moon

On Friday night, we got to hear our daughters' band perform at the Blue Moon Ballroom. The evening began with a dance lesson in cumbia. After the lesson, Fuego took the stage. There may have been a few people like me who didn't have a clue about salsa dancing, but most of the people there were smooth salsa dancers and entertaining to watch, for those of us who felt hopelessly klutzy.
Fuego's music is high energy--with Latin,African, and Caribbean beats. There are nine musicians who play keyboard, sax, trombone, two drumsets, congas, and a plethora of percussion instruments.
Marcial, the smiling drummer in this photo, is the lead vocalist and the musician who started Fuego.
Sara and Cadence have been singing with the band for just over a month and this was their first performance (a 3-hour gig --lots of songs to have learned!) We had so much fun. Now if we could just learn to salsa dance...

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