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Around L.A. In 30 Pianos – Street Piano Blog

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In my last post, I promised that I would play all 30 “Play Me, I’m Yours” street pianos. Not only was I successful, I have a whole lot of stories to tell! So much, that I’ve created a whole different blog to document on my street piano-playing adventure! It’s called “Keys To The City,” (get […]

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‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ Street Pianos in Los Angeles – I Should Be Busy For A While

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Something cool is happening in Los Angeles for the next three weeks: 30 upright pianos, each of them decorated by local artists, will be placed in various locations around town for people to play. It’s a public art installation called “Play Me, I’m Yours“ which originated in the UK a few years ago by artist […]

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Our New Year’s Resolution!

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Happy 2011, everyone! 2010 was a cool year with some cool things that happened. We got to perform on TV for the first time, Performed for a U.S. Congresswoman-to-be and recorded the very first jingle for an L.A. food truck. 2011 will be different. Elson and the Soul Barkada has been around for seven years […]

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Gig Report: Rain-ing In The Lotus Fest

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Last Saturday, we did our sixth consecutive appearance at the Lotus Festival in Los Angeles’ Echo Park – a traditional summertime L.A. event. But we didn’t expect it to rain. That’s exactly what happened in the middle of our set. It’s safe to assume that this is the first time it’s happened in the entire […]

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Lotus Festival This Saturday!

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Summer’s finally here! (Kinda…) So “Let’s Go Outside” and enjoy some great events here in the Los Angeles area — Like The Lotus Festival this weekend in Echo Park (in the actual Echo Park park…)! Elson and the Soul Barkada will be returning to the festival, performing a brand new song, some old favorites and […]

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Soul Barkada’s Appearance on ‘Kababayan LA’

Elson and Keith get interviewed ESB perform their bossa nova version of “Dahil Sa Iyo”

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Soul Barkada Gets Some Airtime on ‘Kababayan L.A.’

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Hey, we made it on TV today, appearing on KSCI LA 18‘s Filipino community talk show, Kababayan LA. Louie, Lisa, Keith and I converged at the KSCI studios in West Los Angeles, just across Bundy Dr. from the Fox 11 studios. The LA 18 studio was located in the first floor of a low-rise office […]

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Pump Up The Bass! Karen’s Election Night Victory Party

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Playin’ some some P-Funk (“P” for political)! Karen Bass speaks. We rocked the Karen Bass Election Night Party last night, which soon became a victory party, with her garnering 85% of the vote to win the Democratic Party nomination for the 33rd District Congressional seat. It was five of us – myself, Keith on percussion, […]

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We’re Playing The 2010 Lotus Festival, Saturday July 10!

ESB Performing “Brand New Thing” at the 2008 Lotus Festival Just got confirmation today — We’ll be playing the 2010 Lotus Festival in Los Angeles’ Echo Park on Saturday, July 10 at 5 p.m.! The Lotus Festival is where Elson and the Soul Barkada (back then just known as “Elson”) had its first-ever gig in […]

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