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Asaltados, Aguinaldos, Parrandas y Trullas – A Latin American Christmas Tradition

From “villancicos” to “parrandas” our version of Christmas involves lots of singing, dancing, eating and sharing with la familia y vecinos. For those of us that grew up in the Caribbean, or whose family originate from there, can attest to how infectious and fun aguinaldos, parrandas, trullas, o asaltos are. Surely, the rest of our Latin […]

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La Orquesta De La Luz, Salsa From Japan

Earlier this week it was business as usual at the office. It was unseasonably cool, (at least that is what the weatherman kept reporting) and the employees were in the mood for some salsa music to warm their day. One of them, whom we call “G”, walked up to me and asked whether I knew […]

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Brazilian Film Director José Padilha Resurrects RoboCop

One of the most well known sci-fi films of the late 80s has been resurrected, RoboCop, thanks to  Brazilian director José Padilha. Padilha has scored big with his first fictional film in Brazil, Elite Squad coming in at Number 1 in 2007. The following year, Padilha won the highest prize awarded for best film at the Berlin International Film […]

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