WOMEX was bustling on the last day. Deals were still being made, and more evening showcases were in store. But in each booth, impromptu performances were also happening, and in my opinion, this one, by Celina Da Piedade was a treasure. But the sound was just not that good– too much trade fair noise, so when I fortuitously ran into Ms. Da Piedade in Manresa , I found a quiet room and asked her to re-record the same song with less crowd noise. I hope you will find it as lovely as I do.
The song likens a young man’s flirting to a green pear. The young woman who is the object of flirtation tells the young man that he is like an unripe fruit, knowing nothing of real love.

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Here’s where you’ll find my weekly original world music video blogs that appear on Huffington Post, as well as an archive starting in April of 2009.

This is also the place where you will find video that is exclusive to my site. I’ve traveled to places like Uzbekistan, Morocco, and Taiwan and no matter where I go I have found amazingly talented and creative people working in every genre from the deepest traditions to the cutting edge.

It’s been incredibly rewarding to interview them and to capture some of what they do on video. Enjoy what you see and hear, and let me know what you think. I welcome your feedback.