Category Archives: Colombia

A Dash of Latin America

Journalist and budding documentarian Dash Harris explores the shades of identity and racism in her documentary series Negro, currently in production. The New York-based Panamanian, raised partially in the States and in Panama, studied broadcast journalism and business at Temple … Continue reading

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Ode to the Most Amazing Couple in Colombia

I’m not as religious as my moms raised me to be, but I’ll say that when I think about the many people that I have in my life – worldwide – who I can truly call friends, the only thing … Continue reading

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Bom Carnaval!

Burl Ives got it wrong; the most wonderful time of the year, in much of the world, is upon us – Carnival. For four, five, six, even seven days leading up to Ash Wednesday, revelers in the Catholic world drop … Continue reading

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The G Word

“Gringo.”  I can’t stand that damn word.   And it’s all over Latin America, from restaurants with names like Gringo’s Pizza to movies with titles like “Gringo Wedding.”  The meaning of the word varies from country to country, but I’ve … Continue reading

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Global Juke Joint: Colombian Gold

A powerful triumvirate of lyricists, CHOC QUIB TOWN hails from Quibdó, the impoverished capital of the mostly-black, oft-maligned, and federally-neglected department of Chocó, on Colombia’s Pacific Coast. In what is virtually the Mississippi of Colombia, the African heritage of the … Continue reading

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Fly Brother Podcast – Season 1, Episode 7: Especial Colombia!

In this episode of the Fly Brother Podcast: Colombia, with two O’s and no U Playlist: 1. “Calle 19” – La Mojarra Eléctrica – http://www.myspace.com/lamojarraelectrica (Spanish only) 2. “El Mapalé” – artist unknown 3. “Somos Pacífico” – Choc Quib Town … Continue reading

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An Old Rant Revisited

Today, five days into my new life in Brazil, I got pissed for the first time since I arrived. It was at the gym and it involved a cultural and linguistic misunderstanding. As my Portuguese leaves much to be desired, … Continue reading

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