I put it out there to the universe that I wanted to use my time in Salvador to connect with some badass women... I might be on a break from Diversity Matters, but my quest to showcase diverse narratives continues - so meeting band members of Panteras Negras didn't disappoint! "The main challenge I face... Continue Reading →
Mombasa Music Jam: “Haifai/ You Cheated”
Fridays are great for so many reasons - the start of the weekend and also an opportunity to #FlashbackFriday and share some amazing moments I might have missed out on sharing on this blog... Take this 'Another Travelmakerkai Experience' in Mombasa, Kenya for example. Let's flash back to January 2017, I happened to have... Continue Reading →
Carnival da Bahia… Ouro Negro!
If you choose to be in Salvador da Bahia for the 'The biggest street party in the world' as opposed to Rio's world-famous Sambadrome, or any other carnival in Brazil for that matter, there is most probably a reason behind this decision.
Practice makes perfect… Escola de Samba Unidos de Itapuã!
From practice in the scenic setting of Lagoa do Abaeté - Itapuã... The rhythms attracting the bands first audience; local children! I accompanied my host Alberto (airbnb.com) to the rehearsals of one of the samba bands he is playing for during the carnival period; Escola de Samba Unidos de Itapuã. Alberto, an experienced tambourin percussionist... Continue Reading →