Kathi’s quick to laugh and joke—we’ve established that already. But she’s also an incredibly astute observer of other people. A listener, like Evelin Santos. And the flamenco world has a lot to observe. Let’s face it: it sounds a little crazy.
But Kathi is aware of this, and knows you probably will be, too. It's her strange world, sure, and she loves it. But she knows that you probably have some other strange world off somewhere else that you love even more. People from complicated multicultural backgrounds seem to process potential difference better than most.
It’s not like I walk around and say, Hey, I’m Cuban, Kathi tells me, because I really don’t look it and I don’t sound it. She laughs. I’m disconnected. I’m not part of the Cuban diaspora at all. That’s too distant for me to relate to, I don’t know where the property was.