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Ahendu in October

Ahendu in October

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At another Ahendu, I played Zombie Caprice, also by Joe, and Leonard Cohen’s slow and rich piece – Hallelujah.  The most fun ever was when we performed “All About that Bass” with back-up dancers!   I sang and played my own rendition of the crazy song and lots of girlfriends joined me onstage to dance their hearts out!

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