What’s up everybody? It’s really been a while since I’ve last posted about AFAR and our travels. We were recently invited to Peru to do our instructional workshops and concerts at the Bi-National Centers, where people are given an opportunity to come and learn English. This trip has been a little different, and easier, in that almost everyone that we come across are either learning English or have become very fluent in English.
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People have been asking me what was up with my band AFAR. We’ve taken a bit of a hiatus and everyone has pursued other professional goals for a while. We recently came back together and decided that we would like to tour again as “AFAR”. The ball’s in motion and we should find out pretty soon if we’ll be able to tour for Jazz At Lincoln Center’s The Rhythm Road Project.
We Really hope that things work out so that we can be a part of the program again. They have given us some incredible opportunities and we are eternally grateful. Keep your eyes open for information concerning the band!
Well everyone, it looks like we’ve made it to our last stop on the tour. I couldn’t think of a better way to end a great tour than in Rio! This is a place that I’ve heard so much about and it’s great to finally be here. We arrived Sunday evening and everyone was so tired that we just got dinner and called a night.
Mondays are days off for us, so we decided to get some sightseeing in. As we were riding from the airport our host, Victor Tamm, suggested that we at least check out two of the city’s attractions – Cristo Redenter (Christ the Redeemer) and Sugarloaf. We took him up on his offer and had a great time! Here are some pics from the day!
Oh wait! Before we begin. I was about to brush my teeth and saw this bottle of water:
So uh, you replace the comma with a period, divide the number by about 1.6 or so (because the dollar is continuing to weaken), and there you have it!…. an $11.04 bottle of water! I later found out that we are staying in arguably the best hotel in Rio.
Since it was night when we arrived, I couldn’t really see the area that we were staying in. I could smell and hear the water but I couldn’t see it. When I woke up I was able to see this from my hotel room: