Celebrating a Year

April 15, 2010

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This morning I go to the official honorary inaugural class of the new bandolim program at the Federal University, given by my teacher Joel. I have not visited him this trip, for a number of reasons, and he pretends to be cross, but I know he’s glad to see me. He gives a funny lecture, most of which I have heard many times in my lessons, and exhorts the program to establish a method for bandolim and raise the quality of playing. Lunch w/ 2 of the members of my band, who are just beginning their studies here, one, Marquinho our cavaquinho player,  in bandolim. I try to ignore the fact that, as we leave the hall, two of my good friends begin their competition for the new position as professor of bandolim, and it would mean the world to both of them to get the job. In the evening there is a roda– my last– but alas overrun w/ horns (sax, trombone, 2 clarinets), plus another bandolim and an accordion, so v.noisy and not much fun to play in. Tomorrow is my last day in Rio. And this visit, for the first time, I am more glad than sorry to say that.

Written by mairmusic

April 16, 2010 at 9:08 am

Posted in April

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  1. safe travels home…


    April 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm

  2. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/finally-poetry-awards-for-poets-rally-week-14/

    two awards for you, you already know.
    the most disciplined poet award,
    the most popular award,


    April 16, 2010 at 7:28 pm

  3. smooth sailing!


    April 16, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    • thanks, Jingle,for your good wishes!


      April 16, 2010 at 11:52 pm

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