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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Great Setting, Great Music - Planet Arlington

Imagine sitting on a hill and a beatiful day overlooking the cities monuments, having a picnic and listening to some fabulous music. Can you picture it? Were you there?

The Planet Arlington World Music Festival this past weekend was just that. What a fabulous setting that is! It was fun to just sit there. The music was great - my personal favorite was Cyro Baptista, but I also enjoyed Hugh Masekela especially when he performed his anthem Bring Him Back Home - the anthem for the movement to free Nelson Mandela. Lila Downs was great - great energy, great voice - not totally my style, but she was really good.

If I have a complaint, it's that the crowd was a little too "wine and cheese" and not as in to the music as I would have liked. That improved through the night, but I would have liked to have seen more crowd energy earlier, but hey, it was still a great festival.

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