Postcard from British Columbia

postcard from British Columbia

El Gusto!

in postcard absence I’m writing about
a concert I attended night before last –

El Gusto, playing Chaabi,
music of the Casbah in Algiers–

music of the streets,
of the village, clubs and bars –

like jazz, and blues, and gospel –
and fado I have known –

they played, they sang,
they stood up and danced –

they made a joyful noise –
old men of the Casbah –

muslim and jewish and other –
getting down together with song.

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Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian and archivist-in-training, retired foreign service officer and former naval officer.

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