cumbia

The Untold Afro-Colombian Stories of Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Colombia
City dreams

Walled City. Heroic City. Gold. Pirates of the Caribbean. Fortress. Battles. Victory. This is essentially the summary of Cartagena’s history you receive as a tourist; not just when you’re there, but in guidebooks, articles, and blogs. The large presence and contributions of Afro-Colombians — if they are even mentioned at all — are only vaguely […]

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Songs for the Road No. 21: A Soundtrack for a Road Trip Along Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Colombia

When I’m traveling overland, I love listening to songs that evoke the spirit of the place I’m visiting as the scenery rolls by. I feel more present where I am and tiny revelations about the location begin to bubble up as you see it through music and everyday scenes. For traveling in Colombia, there are […]

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Songs for the Road No. 15: Love and Cumbia in Mexico City

Mexico

That night, the air was thick with celebration and imminent rain. It was clear that the festive atmosphere would stand its ground despite the upcoming storm. Earlier that evening, Mexico had won the Under 17 World Cup Games that the country had been hosting that summer. In the final moments of the last match, the […]

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