Dylan still in for me

Dylan’s songs made a profound impression on millions, including me. They helped me understand the world as we know it. After listening to his songs, suddenly everything seemed somewhat clear, as if a jeep’s headlights were switched on behind me as I groped through waist-high grassland on a pitch dark night. What I like most … More Dylan still in for me

Two become one

I was lucky to catch them playing Latin Music one evening at the Le Meridian and got drawn to it. Not that I am an aficionado of the genre but I sensed a natural flavor in their music. “We are Cubans, and we love Latin music,” said Rolando when I met them days later. To … More Two become one

An interview with Bolivian guitarist Pirai Vaca

The audience literally held their breath as they listened to Pirai Vaca play his sonata arrangements on the guitar at the Instituto Cervantes auditorium as part of the ongoing Bolivian Film Festival on November 17. Bolivia’s best known classical guitarist, Pirai has received many accolades, including the Fellowship of the Americas, awarded by the prestigious … More An interview with Bolivian guitarist Pirai Vaca