Friday, May 29, 2009

Kamastro Arte Bar Blow out!

Sean McIntosh, Ro& Ricardo Espinosa
Assistant Public Affairs Officer & Cultural Affairs Specialist - U.S.Embassy-Asuncion, Paraguay

Last night our program began at the Kamastro Arte Bar at 10 pm. This club is a glitzy night club with two floors and a large bandstand with an electric piano. There's very cool art everywhere and some interesting sculptures floating in the air. We met the artist and I'll have to get his name when we go back to Asuncion.
James Russo, the Public Affairs officer and publicist for the post attended and brought his wife Audrey. James is a kingpin in the operations and is doing a great job.
We were told that the gig was 'loose' ! and that we could play as long or short as we wanted to. Many great musicians came out and we did 'blow out' - we absolutely had a blast musically. Guitarist Jose' Villamayor sat in on guitar with us (we met him at the jam session) and Totti Mosel, sat in on drums. Totti is the most famous drummer in Paraguay. This was big fun and the audience was great. We received another encore and standing 'O' from the crowd. The club owner was very gracious with his excellent fish dinner and fine wine - Thank You.