March 20, 2013
I came across this while whiling away my afternoon listening to some balgama videos. It was hard to tell if this is serious at first because it looks so intentionally comical and self-serious. But I've decided that this is indeed serious as a heart attack. It kind of looks like it was filmed in a Mexican drug lord's pafd. The recording engineer in the guayabera lends to this cross cultural confusion. What I like is the portrait of himself over himself and over the orchestra as well. The old school footage of him traveling as a young man is also appealing. Plus the playing is good, so you can't really go wrong.