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We are two Afro-Latin PhDs taking an anti-racist approach to center the contribution of Black people and culture across Latin America and its diaspora through dance and music. Our work aims to:- educate consumers of Afro-Latin culture on its Black roots- highlight the work of Black artists, dancers, and scholars across the Americas- develop a practice of anti-racism in the Afro-Latin dance scene 🇵🇷 🇨🇴

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    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

We are two Afro-Latin PhDs taking an anti-racist approach to center the contribution of Black people and culture across Latin America and its diaspora through dance and music. Our work aims to:- educate consumers of Afro-Latin culture on its Black roots- highlight the work of Black artists, dancers, and scholars across the Americas- develop a practice of anti-racism in the Afro-Latin dance scene 🇵🇷 🇨🇴

    Were You Listening? Track 26: Negra (English)

    Were You Listening? Track 26: Negra (English)

    "They called me negra, I don't give a damn!" Hi Mix(ed)tape listeners! In track 26 of Were You Listening? we analyze the song Negra interpreted by Soluna. Listen to find out why Soluna doesn't give a damn? In Negra, Soluna mocks the mocker as she puts it. She uses a catchy rhythm to jokingly sing and rap about moronic, dim-witted, obtuse and unintelligent people who mock and disrespect blackness.Were we listening? We hope this track helps to add value to your listening ...

    • 28 min
    Were You Listening? Track 26: Negra (Español)

    Were You Listening? Track 26: Negra (Español)

    "¡Me llamaron negra, me vale verga!" Hola queridos oyentes de Mix(ed)tape! En el track 26 de Were You Listening? analizamos la canción Negra, interpretada por Soluna. ¿Y por qué le vale verga a Soluna? En Negra Soluna utiliza un ritmo contagioso para mofarse de quien hace la burla. A través de su canto y su rapeo, Soluna se mofa de aquella gente imbécil, lerda, y obtusa que se burla y que irrespeta la negritud de otras personas.¿Estábamos escuchando? &nbsp...

    • 29 min
    Were You Listening? Track 4: Mi Negrita Me Espera [Remix] (Español)

    Were You Listening? Track 4: Mi Negrita Me Espera [Remix] (Español)

    ¡¡Ya dejen que se vaya ese hombre!!! Hola queridos oyentes de Mix(ed)tape! En el track 4 de Were You Listening? analizamos la canción Mi Negrita Me Espera interpretada por Ismael "Maelo" Rivera y adaptada por el pianista y compositor Carlos Suarez.En Mi Negrita Me Espera, Maelo nos canta de manera exquisita sobre una situación mundana de presión de grupo. Maelo nos presenta la disyuntiva de un hombre negro que quiere honrar y respetar a su pareja, una mujer negra, pero que también...

    • 14 min
    Were You Listening? Track 4: Mi Negrita Me Espera [Remix] (English)

    Were You Listening? Track 4: Mi Negrita Me Espera [Remix] (English)

    Let that man leave!!!! Hi Mix(ed)tape Listeners! In track 4 of Were You Listening? we analyze the song Mi Negrita Me Espera interpreted by Ismael "Maelo" Rivera and adapted by pianist and composer Carlos Suarez. In Mi Negrita Me Espera, Maelo sings exquisitely about a mundane peer-pressure situation. He presents the conundrum of a Black man who wants to both, honor and respect his partner, a Black woman, but who also would like to party along with his friends. What does he do in th...

    • 15 min
    Were You Listening? Track 3: Buenaventura y Caney [Remix] (English)

    Were You Listening? Track 3: Buenaventura y Caney [Remix] (English)

    Hey Mix(ed)tape Listeners! In track 3 of Were You Listening? we analyze the song Buenaventura y Caney by Jairo Varela interpreted by Grupo Niche.Buenaventura y Caney is an ode of love to the city of Buenaventura, a city in the Pacific coast of Colombia whose population has been for many years majority Afro-descendent, 85% as of the 2018 census. Were we listening? We hope this track helps to add value to your listening and awareness in your dancing!Find all of our ...

    • 18 min
    Were You Listening? Track 3: Buenaventura y Caney [Remix] (Español)

    Were You Listening? Track 3: Buenaventura y Caney [Remix] (Español)

    ¡Hola queridos oyentes de Mix(ed)tape! En el track 3 de Were You Listening? analizamos la canción Buenaventura y Caney de Jairo Varela e interpretada por el Grupo Niche.Buenaventura y Caney es una oda de amor a la ciudad de Buenaventura, una ciudad en la costa pacífica de Colombia, cuya población ha sido por muchos años de mayoría afrodescendiente, 85% de la población de acuerdo al censo de 2018.¿Estábamos escuchando? Encuentra todos los episodios de la serie aqu...

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Briana Harrison ,

Unique experience after every listen

After a year of living in Colombia, I not only craved the memory of the culture but also the knowledge of what the vast variety of music I experienced. This is for everything if you’re looking to practice your spanish listening skills, getting new music suggestions (they have a whole playlist on Spotify) or wanting to know the history of blackness in Latin(x) culture. Hands down my favorite Afro Latin podcast.

Pepe_Mex ,

Very much needed !

I keep feeling that the African component of the Latin-American identity is often times downplayed. Additionally, I love music, so I find the show great .

Daniel Kheadies ,

🔥🔥🔥

Y’alls differences and nuances in your experiences have been really cool to hear and understand. The invitation to think and mull over my own story has been heartily accepted, and I’m looking forward to future conversations and to feeling ‘the heat’ y’all spark up.

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