When I first met the band Lilan Sur Expres at 990 Arte Club I knew I’d be seeing more of them. In total I heard this Argentinian sextet play three live sets. I videotaped two of the performances and also recorded at salas (rehearsals), a prueba sonido (soundcheck), and during a live radio interview at the University of Cordoba.
The members of Lilan Sur Expres invited me into their musical mundo for 10 days between May 5th-May 14th 2012. By the end of it all I think I became part of the band. I can’t play an instrument so I’m not literally part of the group. But Lilan Sur Expres accepts all artists into their troupe of performers.
Over a span of 10 days in Cordoba, Argentina I had 10 encounters with members of Lilan Sur Expres, Los Harapos, and all of their diverse and wonderful supporters. Interacting with the bands at music venues and at Lilan’s house gave me perspective for the work that goes into crafting songs and building a successful stage act.
June’s first Photo Friday features pictures taken during Lilan Sur Expres’ live set at La Fabrica on Saturday May 12th 2012. It was my 9th encounter with the band and the final time I saw them play a live set. I look forward to seeing them play again soon. Thanks to Bella Bel for recording a song on video so I could snap these photographs.