Archive for the ‘El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson’ Tag

La Cocina Cantina   1 comment

Tucson Folk Festival 2013La Cocina Cantina, Tucson — Photo-Artistry by kenne

In downtown Tucson
The historical district —
El Presidio.

— kenne

Mik Garrison at La Cocina Cantina   2 comments

Mik Garrison at La Cocina Cantina, October 11, 2014 — Images and video by kenne 

After spending some time checking out the scene at the “Tucson Meet Yourself” event October 11, 2014, we walked over to one of a favorite cantinas in the historic Presidio district. On this Saturday afternoon the music was by Mik and the Funky Brunch. As described on the La Cocina website, Mik Garrison is a beat-box looping, bassist, singer and saxman. Mik is a funk/afro-pop/jazz groove original song-writer that will free-style and make you shake yo rump. 

Mik’s music is a fusion of different genres making use of synthetic and traditional musical instruments. At times I could close my eyes, picturing a young Tom Waits singing a funky, ” Bad As Me.”

They were cheap but they were real,
the old bistros. You could have a meal,
drink the devil’s own red wine, and contemplate
the sawdust on the floor, or fate,
as the full-fed beast kicked the empty pail.

— from “Poem in the Modernist Manner” by David Lehman

kenne

Mik and the Funky Brunch at La Cocina Cantina

 

Corner of N Main And Washington Street, Tucson, Arizona   Leave a comment

Main Avenue (1 of 1) blog framedCorner of N Main And Washington Street, Tucson, Arizona — Image by kenne

El Presidio

The Hohokam were there first

Always a landmark.

— kenne

Shuttered Window   6 comments

Cactus & Shutter (1 of 1)-2 art blogWindow Shutter & Cactus In El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson — Image by kenne

Behind the shutter
is a dark room
and a dead plant
seeking light.

Behind the shutter
beams of light
search the room
by sunset.

We pass by
the blue shutter
as cactus shadows
crawl the wall.

— kenne

Capturing the Moment — The Cantina in Old Town Artisans   Leave a comment

Image by kenne

Happy hour at the Cantina in Old Town Artisans, on the site of El Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, the fort built by the Spanish in 1775 to stake claim to the northern frontier of New Spain.

kenne

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