Elizabeth’s Morning Starts with Live Musical Birthday Card

Screen Shot 2015-12-27 at 7.09.20 PMToday – Dec 28, 2015 – is Elizabeth’s birthday. As she was walking out of our bedroom, I started playing IMG_5033for her “Las Mañanitas (Mornings), the Mexican birthday song. It was her musical birthday song to go along with a birthday card I also created for her. 

A few minutes later, I recorded it on my Clavinova. And then I also made this short music video.

It was the first time that I recorded this song with orchestration of a Mariachi band. When this music originally came to me in Nov 2011, I recorded it on my Steinway with the flute and Tibetan bowls and the Irish Bodhran as background instruments. The video you are about to see dates back to Nov 29, 2011. The audio, however, is the new recording I just made this morning.

LAS MAÑANITAS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MI CHIQUITITA! – Dec 28, 2015 – Bob Altzar Djurdjevic

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The Rest of Elizabeth’s Birthday

We spent this afternoon in Lahaina, Kaanapali Beach and finished the evening with a sunset dinner at Merriman’s in Kapalua (all well known touristy spots in West Maui). The weather was perfect and so was the entire experience.

You can see the birthday girl wearing her new Hawaiian dress and a Tibetan necklace she got from me as birthday gifts. And, of course, the sunset dinner at one of the most romantic spots in all of Hawaii – Kapalua Bay.

Take a look…

Here are a few more shots from our tonight’s sunset dinner at Kapalua Bay…

Kapalua Bay sunset 12-28-15.jpg


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