Los Ciegos Bring It Back

It was long overdue, but Los Ciegos Del Barrio finally came back to where it all began - the New York Institue for the Blind in the Bronx, NY. As students, Alvin, Derek, Jimmy and Machete all played together as pupils of Eliot Osborne, who to this day, is still the best teacher the school ever had. We got to play two sets for the student residents and the staff. We reunited with some of the staff who made a huge difference in our lives growing up, including Titi Maria. It was an absolute thrill to see the next generation and to exchange stories of how things were back in the day when we were students. Our thanks to Alessandra, Roz, David and Earl for making this happen. Our compliments to all of the chefs who whipped up some serious Latino cuisine from different countries. Most of all, thanks all around to all of the students and staff who received us graciously. Hopefully, we'll get a chance to play at this year's prom. By the way, did you know that we played at the first ever prom? We won't tell you the year, but we sang songs like Bobby Brown's "My Perrogative," New Kids on the Block's "The Right Stuff" and even Milli Vanilli's "Girl You Know It's True." We didn't even have to lip-synch it. Just don't tell anyone that we sang those songs.

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