current musical obsession

I was a huge fan of Los Lobos in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Allan and I saw them several times and he interviewed the band and wrote about them. I fell out of touch with them somewhere along the way, but have rediscovered them and now can't stop listening to a live download Allan found for me from last New Year's Eve at this New York City venue.

On this fan video, you can just barely see my man Steve Berlin and his enormous contrabass saxophone, and can't really make out all the textures and rhythms going on. But cumbia is cumbia. I find it completely addictive.

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