Cachoeira to New Orleans

Maybe a year ago, maybe more, I was going through old photos and I stopped to look through the images taken while I was studying abroad. In 2009 I spent a semester in Northeastern Brazil, my first time really living in another country. I’d visited other countries before, but for a matter of weeks, not…

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Retentions

The transatlantic slave trade was really something, the way culture was retained in the harshest of circumstances, from food to instruments. I learned to play the berimbau as part of the Afro-Brazilian culture of Capoeira. I don’t know what they call this instrument in Burundi, but it is WILD what our ancestors endured and yet…

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About me Challenge: Day 2

How did I get my tumblr name? Well I wrote it on my tumblr where the name originates but for the sake of the challenge I’ll explain again. When I was in Brazil we’d have these ridiculous afternoon seminars most of which were either in Portuguese (therefore incomprehensible for the first 2 months) or was…

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