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Baile at Cante de las Minas

Festival Cante de las Minas

Last Friday night Jon and I had a blast. Near dusk we drove about 45 minutes south towards Cartagena to a small inland mining town called La Union for the 53rd Annual Festival Cante de las Minas, or “Songs of the Mines.” The chance to go see an international flamenco festival was one not to pass up. Plus, the cheapy …

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Marrakesh to Ait Ouffi

My first attempt at creating a weekly blog post has quickly failed. Sorry. But in all fairness the last 10 days have been a wild ride – from arriving in Marrakesh which is so different from what we expected it to be, to getting lost in the Medina, to getting sick to taking an adventure up and over the Atlas …

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Jon Sling Shot

frustration…

We are not long for Mali. Every day our options for exploring the country shrink and I feel more confined. This is such an unfortunate circumstance…no visiting villages, no travel South, no music, a feeling that we can go no where outside the city without the minute chance of being abducted or put in harms way. The funny thing is …

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Music in Mali

Road Music

Cue the audience participation! We’re making a travel soundtrack and we want your suggestions.  Add them in the comments below and let us know why your song is perfect for travelers. Here’s our starting point, in no particular order: Senegal Fast Food – Amadou & Miriam London Calling – The Clash I Feel Like Going Home – Yo La Tengo …

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