I really hate going more than a week without a posting, especially when there is so much really great stuff happening. But I guess when the most interesting things are happening, I am also the most busy, so that is part of the problem.
Until I have time to write more about my own activities, I thought I might recommend this post to you. Michael Birenbaum Quintero is a fellow Ethnomusicology Grad Student at NYU, and is teaching the Afrocolombian ensemble I am taking this semester. He blogs about Colombia in Spanish and English (alternating paragraphs, so just scroll down if you don't see your prefered language), and has posted and written about some of the music we are learning in the ensemble.