Sunday, July 10, 2011


Have you noticed how

It's a great daylilly


photo © bob arnold


Manuel Galbán has passed away (b. 1931)

"Born in 1931 in the small fishing town of Gibara, Cuba, Mr. Galbán began his professional career — playing piano and drums as well as guitar — with the Villa Blanca Orchestra in 1944. He moved to Havana in 1956 and joined Los Zafiros in 1963. After leaving Los Zafiros in 1972 (the group disbanded shortly afterward), he worked with Cuba’s national music ensemble and toured for more than two decades with Grupo Batey."
New York Times

photo :


Anne LaBastille
November 20, 1935 – July 1, 2011