Los Hermanos Lovo


I recently helped with this report from PRI’s The World by acting as a translator for musician Trini Lovo. There’s a large Salvadoran population in the D.C. area and it was fun to learn from Trini about chanchona music. It’s kind of a variation on cumbia (which originated in Colombia). Below, you can hear a sample of Trini’s band, Los Hermanos Lovo. They’re featured on a Smithsonian Folkways recording if you want to buy the whole album.

Meeting more cool people


Jane Fonda/Muhammad Yunus at WAMU

Lately as part of my freelance work I’ve been answering phones at WAMU-FM. This is the place where The Diane Rehm Show and The Kojo Nnamdi Show are produced. A while back, Diane wrapped up an interveiw with actress/activist Jane Fonda just before Kojo headed in to talk with Grameen Bank founder and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus. Needless to say, I had to take a snapshot while I was in the same room with them both.I think Jane’s with Muhammad’s assistant, though that might be wrong.

To hear the Diane Rehm interview with Jane Fonda, click here. For Kojo’s chat with Muhammad Yunus, click here.

Met Chef José!


Me & The Chef

I had a great day today meeting the country’s greatest chef. Click here to visit Chef Andrés’ favorite hunger-fighting charity, D.C. Central Kitchen.


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