This image was pulled from my photo archives from 4-5 years ago. You can find a few other photos on the Web from the 2001 Mud Race.
A search turned up a similar mud race in Maldon, UK. Do you know of others? Is there an unrecognized global mud-racing network?
While mud-racing is arguably a significant piece of world culture, there's an even tighter connection to our usual subject matter. Following the race and Evergreen's graduation, tomorrow finds the college campus hosting Super Saturday, the largest one-day festival in the state, and one which includes several global listening options. On the festival schedule you'll find Celtic, Norteno, salsa, reggae, Brazilian, and other styles of music on several stages.
You'll also find, on the Main Stage, Seattle-based Orchestra Zarabana playing songs rooted in the musical traditions of Cuba. The band has a new CD just released, and here's a taste to entice you.
[mp3] Orchestra Zarabanda:
from the album Gallo Que Canta
Members of Orchestra Zarabanda will be on radio show Spin The Globe this morning to talk about their music and their new album. Catch the broadcast on 89.3 fm, or via the KAOS Webstream.