Came back from Bahrain last Saturday having collaborated with the Shifting Sands group for another week with some new Bahrainian musicians. Miss it very much. What a joy to meet new musicians and play together. Although the Bahrainian’s couldn’t conceive of being a musician full-time. Impossible to make a living, and would reduce their social standing. Jeez. “So what’s your real job?” I’ve heard that a lot myself.
I wish them luck in this time of upheaval. They have the power to make a difference.