1 minute read July 30, 2015 Latin America is a Country in the Afro-Latino Festival in NYC The third edition of the wonderful Afro-Latino Festival was held in New York City between July 10th and July 12th. The festival included amazing concerts from traditional musicians that carry on….. Read More 9 minutes read July 24, 2015 What is “Champeta Urbana”? An Interview with Kevin Flórez Kevin Flórez is a star of an up-and-coming Colombian genre dubbed as “champeta urbana.” Champeta, without the “urbana,” is one of the most traditional rhythms of his native Cartagena. It was there were….. Read More 4 minutes read July 21, 2015 On Music, Tradition and Race: Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto take Brooklyn When I was a kid, my dad, my stepdad and one of my dad’s friends sometimes helped organize concerts in Bogotá for this band called Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto…… Read More 4 minutes read July 7, 2015 Shake the Dust: How Break Dancing Unites the World Shake the Dust is a documentary film directed by journalist Adam Sjöberg, and produced by American rapper and producer Nasir “Nas” Jones. The movie is a showcase of the break….. Read More 7 minutes read July 2, 2015 Colombia and the search for truth in Latin America’s longest running conflict: lessons from the South African experience Negotiators from both sides of Colombia’s longest running war met last month in Havana, Cuba, for the 37th round of peace talks. The primary outcome of these talks was an agreement….. Read More 3 minutes read June 26, 2015 South-to-South perceptions: African films in Colombian cinemas In Colombia, African heritage is celebrated in May. And, to commemorate the celebration this year, a group of Colombian journalists, filmmakers and cultural activists who form a collective known as….. Read More 3 minutes read April 28, 2015 STRIKE ACTION: Why Are Colombian Teachers Protesting the Government? Last year, still riding the hype of his reelection, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos stated as a national goal that Colombia would be Latin America’s ‘Most educated country’ by 2025…… Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.