One year ago, Pedro Moreno and I invited the amazing Carmelo Torres y sus Toscos from Colombia to play my festival Sonic Transmissions in Austin. They played for elementary school kids, and college students and gave us an amazing concert. It was one of the most challenging and difficult things to put on (bureaucracy,etc.) but it was also one of the most rewarding experiences in years of presenting music in Austin. I am so happy to that I got to know these musicians and to connect with the wonderful creative community in Bogota. Thanks to Pedro for the experience! and to Maestro Carmelo Torres, Santiago Botero, Juan David Castaño, Pedro Ojeda, Enrique Mendoza, Mario Galeano Toro for the music and friendship! Que viva la Cumbia Sabanera!!!