In case you haven't noticed, the posts around here have pretty much stopped ever since I left Buenos Aires. I apologize to all of my regular readers, but since this blog was almost entirely about Buenos Aires, it became pretty difficult to continue once I moved back to the other side of the equator.
I certainly do miss Buenos Aires, but for the time being I am living in San Francisco and have no immediate plans to come back. Once all the shock of moving from one continent to another wears off and I iron out small details like permanent employment, perhaps the blog will start up again, probably with a largely musical focus.
In the meantime, I am happy to report that my days are still being filled with cumbia-related activities. I have teamed up with fellow former expat Oro11 to create Bersa Discos, a new record label devoted to giving some of the experimental cumbia I have been writing about a proper release. Our first 12" is scheduled for release in February 2008. We have also launched a monthly party here in San Francisco called Tormenta Tropical to bring these sounds straight to gringo dance floors. What is even better is that people are already taking notice. Last week the SF Weekly ran this nice article about us.
Thanks for all the emails and support over the past year. The blog has been a lot of fun and it was nice to contribute a little something to the local discourse during my time in Buenos Aires. Please feel free to continue to contact me with questions, comments or whatever else.
Un abrazo grande.