Radio La Chusma
Bringing a unique perspective to the world through music, Radio La Chusma breaks down the barriers of age, race, language and religion. This six piece band features four part harmonies, electrifying violin and guitar solos, and a high energy live show. Their new “Pachuco” sound takes the reggae vibrations to a whole new level. Finding inspiration from pre-Columbian and African traditions, Radio La Chusma has been inspiring crowds for the past eight years. Known for their hard-hitting performances, Radio La Chusma performs over a hundred shows a year and has a strong presence and following throughout the Southwest. Currently, the band is in the studio working on their new full-length album and a soundtrack for a movie based on the border.
My Bff introduced this local band to us a few years back and we fell in love and try to go to their concert as much as we can. They always put on a great show and its always a packed house and everyone moving to their great vibes. Luckily, we were able to score a sitter last weekend and go to their new album release party. My husband has been wanting to Check out Frontera Bagalu and they were the first act. Mexican at Night came on 2nd and their a mix of rock and pop. I love going to local gig shows because Im a big advocate of local talent.
My friend and Samoan Author, Lani Wendt Young , just launched her book in SAMOA a few days back. whoot whoot. Way to go Lani! Sharing the love of her a well written book by another great polynesian author!
To buy a copy just visit : Telesa: The Convenant KeeperNestled in the heart of the Pacific is Samoa - a lush tropical paradise. We walk to a different drum beat. Here, ancient mythology tells of Telesa. Demon women who are guardians of earth and gifted with the elemental powers of Air, Water and Fire.Telesa are vengeful and cruel.Tales to frighten children.Or are they more than that? From Washington D.C, comes Leila, in search of family, a place to belong. Instead she finds her destiny and it threatens to tear her apart. There is the bewitching call of a telesa sisterhood and there is Daniel. Will Leila embrace her birthright or will she choose the one who offers her his love with a crooked smile and dancing green eyes? Will Daniel be the element that gentles the fire of the Telesa? Or must love burn at the altar of the telesa covenant? There are many different kinds of love. All of them require sacrifice. Who will give everything for the one they love?About the Author
Lani Wendt was born and raised in Samoa. She received her tertiary education in the USA and New Zealand. She has a degree in English Literature and Women's Studies and a Diploma in Education. Upon her return home to Samoa she worked as a secondary school English teacher and writer. Her short fiction has been published in Samoa, NZ, Australia and the UK. Her collection of short stories "Sleepless in Samoa" won the 2011 USP Press Fiction Award. She won the National University of Samoa writing competition in 2002 with 'A Sister's Story'. Her short story 'The Beast that Came from the Sea' was a Commendation Winner in the 2010 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. She also writes stories for children that are used in primary school reading programs. Lani was commissioned in 2009 to write the narrative non-fiction book 'Pacific Tsunami Galu Afi' which is her first book. Her book 'TELESA The Covenant Keeper' is the first in a YA urban fantasy series. Lani is married to Darren Young and they have five children.
So things have been really hectic lately. With baby girls game and teaching my poly group. I really don't time to give you folks some real news. Isa is taking on Soccer really well. Though it was my sport as a kid its a way for my hubs to toughen the "Lip gloss diva". So that's his IN with his baby girl and boy is she competitive! October is always my favorite time of year cause the death summer days are over and Halloween, but also the dreadful time cause its literally my count down that Christmas is just around the corner. Every year I vow that I would start early but it always fail and there I am with all the other procrastinator one week before Christmas finding whatever on sale to gift the RUG RATS of our family. lol. But it shall be put to the back burner. With Halloween upon us, I always try to find innovative ways to dress up my girls HOMEMADE. For one, Im to cheap to go buy that $30 costume that I know my girls will wear once and stuff it in their closet which where it will remain til we spring clean. For two, HAVE YOU SEEN THE COSTUME THESE DAYS. Sex appeal like a mother. They get skankier every year. I mean I know there are girls out their the size of my 4 yr old but sheesh its like where did RATED G go. So we usually keep it safe and just do it ourselves. This year the girls wanted to be Ariel and Minnie Mouse. To my surprised I finished those suckers, WAIT FOR IT, four hours. LAst year I spent a whole week. But with a hot glue in hand and determination, I finished those bad boys.
So, for those of you do celebrate Halloween, do you buy or do you have a Martha Stewart in ya to make it.