Carina is on break right now between her first and second semester at AUC, and much to our delight, my Mom and Dad were able to schedule a trip down here during her break. They like to travel and were excited when we announced we were moving to a Caribbean island. We’ve been looking forward to their visit and were happy that it could coincide with Cari’s break. I’ll compose a better post soon with fun details of their trip, but right now I just wanted to share a highlight.
Yesterday evening we drove out to Grand Case, a fun little village over on the French side that is well known for it’s cute shops and yummy restaurants. (Andi, Tanner and I went there a while back and we recorded our trip here.)
As we were walking down the main street we heard the melodic and distinct sounds of steel drums, so we followed our ears. We ended up in an otherwise unassuming warehouse where we found a group of young twenty-something islanders playing their hearts out on an impressive array of drums.
At first I just took a few pictures, and as I did so I was thinking to myself, “I wish I could record this… it sounds so fun and beautiful.” And then it occurred to me, “Wait! I can record this!” I borrowed my dad’s iPhone (I no longer carry mine with me), put the camera on video mode, and after asking their permission, I started to record. Here’s a short clip of them as they were finishing up a song. Read the rest of this entry »