Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Today Flopa at Thelonious

Here's a photo by Magali Polverino, who also took the photos for Flopa's flyer...

Miércoles 27 de junio - 21hs
en Thelonious


interpretando algunos temas del próximo disco y otros rescatados del olvido.

FERNANDO KABUSACKI: guitarra eléctrica
FLOPA LESTANI: voz y guitarra
JUAN RAVIOLI: guitarra acústica y piano

Salguero 1884. [$10]

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Living in a quiet neighborhood, away from downtown in Buenos Aires City, has some great surprises: last Friday at rush hour I made it to Retiro station, by train, in 30 minutes.

Bus ride to Mendoza with Francisco Bochaton & band; 14 hs ride, good bus, entertaining movie: Apocalypto.

Asado at the venue's owner's house, short siesta and then soundcheck. My guitar amp is too small. I will handle.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Robert Fripp Soundscapes & The League of Crafty Guitarists tour of Argentina completed 10 days ago, Robert's diaries are posted at

Rehearsals and gigs with Francisco Bochaton, Flopa and La National Film Chamber Orchestra continue. Charly's band is on hold.

Guitar lessons began today.

Friday, June 01, 2007

a new release!

ROVO + Alejandro Franov + Fernando Kabusacki + Santiago Vazquez

Live at Kinema Club Tokyo, 7/7 2006

KATSUI YUJI:Electric Violin
YAMAMOTO SEIICHI:12 String Guitar, Nylon String Guitar, Electric Guitar, Sanshin, Irish Whistle
OKABE YOICHI:Drums, Percussion
HARADA JIN:Bass, Didgeridoo, Harmonica
ALEJANDRO FRANOV:Keyboards, Sitar, Sanshin, Irish Whistle, Voice
SANTIAGO VAZQUEZ:Percussion, Voice

released in Japan by EWE, May 24, 2007

buenos aires, rosario, mendoza

may 31, mendoza

robert fripp soundscapes & the league of crafty guitarists tour

the first entry in my blog after several months.

between my return from japan and this tour I have been very busy moving to a new house, playing with charly garcia, with francisco bochaton (also recording for his new cd), with samalea,

...also with roxana amed, flopa, vertigo colectivo and with la national film chamber orchestra at malba and canal 7 tv

my last concert with charly took place at plaza de mayo april 30th, at the anniversary of madres de plaza de mayo. our last piece was the argentinean national anthem

reharsals with the league in buenos aires began june 17 at my studio,

it was for my a great challenge playing the repertoire on my ovation guitar since I have been playing almost exclusively the electric for years; I welcomed the challenge

once robert arrived in buenos aires on may 24 the league began rehearsals with him at tnt on 25th. this is a legendary recording studio downtown buenos aires,

last tuesday we played a 20 minutes showcase for the press at nd ateneo followed by a press comference;

yesterday our first concert, to a very enthusiastic and supportive audience, at teatro la comedia in rosario. my mother was there and she loved the show.

after the show we had dinner backstage, delicious food, prepared by members of the rosario guitar circle. then we loaded the bus and drove 13 hours to mendoza. gas oil is not easily available at gas stations, so there was a risk we wouldn't make it... at my arrival at the hotel I was told that reservations were made for tomorrow...but here I am, at a restaurant in mendoza waiting for a filet de merluza con pure while charly sounds on the radio

in the evening rehearsal at teatro independencia

dinner at tomasso, with important news and announcements

walked back to the hotel...freezing cold in mendoza