". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


A friend of Vaquero's put the concert press release into Babelfish so she could read it in English and here's what she got:

[ "Turned from this year into official lodging of the festival, the Alexandra Hotel adds to extensísima jazzística musical supply with a stimulating Saturday proposal. Gratuitous concerts of around little more than one hour, to taste taking a beer (Voll-Damm, by all means). Ned Sublette, that two days before will have dictated to a conference in the Institut d'Estudis Nord-americans, will alone give the pistol shot of exit with a recital in which it will show to the connections between diverse Latin styles (tango, bachata, bolero) and the poetic one of the south of the United States (a sort that it calls Cowboy Rumba). It will follow the ambitious canary bear to him Brown Charlie, who - with the collaboration of the vocalista Esther Ovejero- it will offer the same concert that left recently overwhelmed the great Richard Bonn . . . " ]

There are other gigs as well these few densely packed days, but this is his concert.

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