"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


before I forget...

Don't miss this year's benefit for the Political Asylum Project of Austin, next Sunday night at Jovita's. The Attorney is a board member of this wonderful local nonprofit that provides legal services to immigrants and persons seeking political asylum who live in our area. Here's what he has to say about this always-fun, very dancable event:

PAPA Domingo [benefit concert for the Political Asylum Project of Austin (PAPA)]
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Place: Jovita's
Cover: $20.00

PAPA provides free or low-cost legal service to immigrants in Central Texas, including immigrant victims of domestic violence and individuals fleeing political persecution in their home countries. And what better way to support this worthy organization than by enjoying an evening of great music and greasy Tex-Mex with the south Austin hippies at Jovita's? There will be a different band playing every hour (descriptions below), and since the bands are donating their time and talent and Jovita's is donating the space, all the proceeds will go to help the clients of PAPA.

5:00 p.m. Contest Clues

Don't know much about these guys, but they sound fun.

6:00 p.m. Ginger Leigh

If any of y'all have the Blue Dog Rescue calendar for this year, Ms. Leigh and a fuzzy bug-eyed dog named Mico are Ms. September (and dog). Leigh obviously has a good heart, because she supports rescue dogs and immigrants. Plus, it sounds like she's a good musician to boot. Kind of Bonnie Raitt-ish (but less annoying), or as one critic has described her, "Carly Simon without the relationship issues."

7:00 p.m. Seu Jacinto

This appears to be some sort of Brazilian ensemble. Query: Is "Seu" Portuguese for "San"? As in "San Jacinto"? Discuss. Their website discusses the band's musical philosophy but, unfortunately, doesn't give you any music to listen to. It appears you have no choice but to attend PAPA Domingo and hear for yourself.

8:00 Arma del Alma ("Weapon of the Soul")

These guys played at this event two years ago, and they were a hoot. There were about a million people on the stage, from all kinds of different countries, all playing different instruments (pan flutes!). The lead singer, Nelson Saga, is a native of El Salvador. These guys are sure to end the evening on a high note.

P.S. If I remember my semester and a half of Portuguese correctly, "seu" is the first person present form of "to be." Or was that "sou"? AaA, do you remember? I'm probably totally wrong... Regardless, you should come out and dance with us at next week's PAPA Domingo benefit!


Anonymous the librarian said...

Thanks for the shout-out for PAPA. It should be muy divertido!

Sunday, September 23, 2007 10:09:00 PM


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