Contributed a profile of the Togolese millet/sorghum home-brew tchoukoutou to Gastro Obscura. Tchouk was “the drink” (la boisson) to locals in my Peace Corps community in Togo, providing everyday refreshment as well as playing a featured role in formal rituals.
I decided to learn a popular Mexican song during my stay in Guanajuato, Mexico. The wistful “Esta Tarde Vi Llover” was written by Armando Manzanero in 1967 and has been covered by Tony Bennett and Bill Evans (as “Yesterday I Heard the Rain”), among others. I’m including my translation below.
This afternoon I saw the rain
Saw people running
And you weren’t there
“Hominy, Frybread, Ramps, and a Casino: Evolving Cherokee Foodways” investigates the recent history of Cherokee foodways and examines lifestyle changes brought to the Eastern Band by the construction of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino.
Just released a new single, an arrangement of Pachelbel’s Canon born of much improvisation. Find the digital download on CDBaby here; it should be on iTunes and other online music sources soon. Nature video footage in the video below shot in November at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC.
recording a version of Pachelbel’s Canon — to be released soon!
Playing “Head Over Feet” (Alanis Morissette/Glen Ballard) on a rainy afternoon.
I recorded this improvised version of the traditional English holiday song on my laptop while in rural Azerbaijan in 2006. https://soundcloud.com/carla-seidl/hey-ho-nobody-home