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Sitting a couple of stage at a music gig. Like house.
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Note: I selected this as my "photo/video of the day" for Oct 2, 2015.
After a enterprise assembly in mid-September, I did what many New Yorkers do on the finish of a work-day: I traveled house through subway. My journey took me from Grand Central terminal, by Times Square, to an uptown IRT subway. It’s pandemonium: loud, noisy, 1000’s of individuals dashing frantically from one place to a different.
But there was an excellent louder musical racket in the course of the Times Square station, so I paused for just a few moments to look at and hear. It was a musical duo recognized solely by a big placard behind them: “Gimagua.” It seems to be two twin brothers, Guillermo and Gabriel, who emigrated right here from Colombia a number of years in the past, and who’ve performed their raucous, catchy mixture of Latin Americanm Afro-Cuban, Rumba-Flamenco, and Flamenco rock music in subway stations for years (a lot of them on account of the MTA’s “Music Under New York” program). This was the primary time I had heard or seen them, and I recorded 4 completely different brief episodes on my iPhone6+ digicam. The rhythm and the beat are a lot the identical in all 4 of those movies, however they’re all barely completely different.
I purchased considered one of their CD’s, however couldn’t discover any contact info. However, a fast Internet search reveals the next: you’ll be able to e-mail them at [email protected] or name them at 646-474-5622. They play weddings, cocktail events, and different gigs … or you’ll be able to simply head all the way down to Times Square on a workday afternoon, and perhaps you’ll catch them there.