Mitchell Long

Happy New Year! Boas Entradas!

Happy New Year and well wishes to all for 2008. I am so excited about the possibilities for the future. I brought the New Year in with Vinx at Genghis Cohen in Hollywood. We had an intimate and very fun show with a great crowd of Vinx lovers and a nice band with lots of percussion. Vinx never loses the magic of singing and playing powerful rhythms on his drum. He is an original, with a universal voice. What a great way to bring the New Year in. Tell My Feet, I have made it home.

As I prepare to travel and perform in Cape Verde with Maria de Barros I feel the incredible emotion anticipating being in the cradle of Morabeza, that inexplicable and undeniable hospitality that is uniquely Cape Verdean. The best way to explain it: Sit and relax with your favorite food or drink, close your eyes and listen to some Mournas of Cesaria Evora like

“Sombras Di Distino" or “Roma Crioula" Then tell me if you don't feel it. There is something special there in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Morabeza. Sabura. Crioulo.

Before I go to CV I will be doing a show at Chaya with my favorite trio featuring legendary bassist Jose Marino and fine young drummer Cristiano Novelli.

Go to myspace.com/mitchelllongmusic for my complete schedule and details. Happy 2008

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