Monthly Archives: November 2010

Repost: Black Like Me, in honor of Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day (20 Nov)

I originally posted this essay in May of 2009, as I was wrapping up my fourth year in Colombia, specifically in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla. I now live in Brazil, a country with half of its 190 million … Continue reading

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Feliz Na Vida: Sou Vai-Vai

Vai-Vai was my first. In January of 2006, during my first trip to São Paulo, I became washed in the downpour of sound and energy that is the open-air rehearsal of the Vai-Vai Samba School.  I fell in love with … Continue reading

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Global Juke Joint: Subway Sounds (Classic Lounge Edition)

Next time you’re on the train… Berlin: U8 to Hermannstraße Buenos Aires: Línea C to Constitución London: Piccadilly Line to Cockfosters New York: 2 Train – Uptown & The Bronx Tokyo: Ginza Line to Shibuya

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Berlin to Brazil: A Suggested Itinerary

8:00am  Wake up after having gone to bed at, oh, 3:30am. 8:15am  Run out the door of your friend’s apartment, down five flights of stairs with two large carry-ons and a briefcase, and down three blocks to the U-Bahn station. 8:24am  … Continue reading

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