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How to Heal Through Music

How to Heal Through Music

In recent weeks, the tragic deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police officers reopened a wound that many of us have been hoping to heal. Police have killed at least 136 Black people in 2016, according to the Guardian, and, with technological advances, we’re exposed to the video footage during and long after these injustices take place. So, how do you begin to heal? We tapped our contributor Jelisa Robinson...

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3 Afro-Latina Musicians Making Waves in the Music Scene

3 Afro-Latina Musicians Making Waves in the Music Scene

Summer is here and there’s no better way to take in the rays and enjoy the cool breeze than with some alt-Latino tunes. From hip-hop, to flamenco, to Cuban soul, and more, here are three Afro-Latina musicians making waves in the music scene: Concha Buika Maria Concepción Balboa Buika, also known as Concha Buika, or Buika, is a Latin Grammy Award-winning vocalist, poet, composer and music producer. The 44-year-old was born in Palma de...

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Festival Afro-Bahia Celebrates Culture of the Brazilian State

Festival Afro-Bahia Celebrates Culture of the Brazilian State

Bahia has soul (and, yes, lots of it!). Located in the northeastern part of Brazil, it’s known as the birthplace of capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, and samba, an Afro-Brazilian musical genre and dance, and has a very clear connection to Africa via religious practices like the Yoruba-derived Candomblé, music, dance and food, to name a few. Festival Afro-Bahia, June 8-12, is bringing Afro-Brazilian culture and celebration to...

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10 Afro-Latina Authors You Should Know

10 Afro-Latina Authors You Should Know

The Afro-Latina experience is one that is so specific, yet differs from country to country. One thing that remains the same is an Afro-Latina author’s ability to share her story and offer a sense of relatability for readers. The authors below have shared our stories in various ways; stories that continue to unite us, and let us know we are not alone in our struggles.         Veronica Chambers is best known for her...

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