Sunday, October 10, 2010
Shakori Update: Plena Libre, Day 2
Musical director Gary Núñez @ Friday's performance at the Meadow Stage.
Not heeding the "No Smoking" sign (back right), Marcos Lopez and Gabo Lugo turned up the heat Saturday.
Plena Libre's second show Saturday (10/9) at Shakori Hills didn't disappoint. I had my eyes peeled for a repeat of this tune, "Flores," because it featured percussion solos by young talents Marcos Lopez on timbales, and Gabo Lugo on congas. Sure enough, this bit was more extended and even hotter on Saturday, with a jumping crowd packed in within arm's length of the Dance Tent stage:
Victor Velez with pandereta, the drum of plena.
Victor Velez and Chris Nuñez
Plena Libre's Rafi Falu gives festivalgoer Emma Blackwell a spin on the dancefloor.
Zoe and Josh: Josh is in a marching band and brought his tuba out to Shakori just for fun.
Dianne Freund with WNCU 90.7 FM deejay Bouna Ndiaye, host of Bounjour Africa.