A few years ago (I want to say three, but it was probably more like four or five), my friend Marc Masferrer posted this video on Facebook.
I was instantly in love. Perhaps it had to do with my inner Afro-Cuban (because one look at my ASSets and you’ll be convinced there’s African in me) or the Kenyans I was so completely at home with. Whatever the reason, this song and this group became something very special for me.
And I wished that one day I might get the chance to see them live.
Every year Mami always takes my sister and I to a live show. Usually it’s a musical of some kind. This year, I asked if we could see Straight No Chaser.
Today is the day.
Can I tell you? I’m out of my skin excited.
And one day, I am totally going to celebrate Christmas in Africa (and when I say “Africa,” I mean mean Kenya.)