Taste Test Live podcast is back! We've returned for the latest pop culture and music entertainment news. To kick off Black History Month, we were joined in the studio with Jacksonville-based African Dance Instructor and culture contributor, Christa Sylla. Christa chimed in on our segment and later shares her personal spiritual journey, dancework, working with a local Afrodance and music movement.
This week's "Put This in Your Mouth" topics include:
Tribute to honor the legacy of rock hitmaker & songwriter, Chuck Berry airing on PBS on February 29, 2020
People are reportedly upset and very angry at Nicki Minaj for her song lyrics
Wendy Williams goes off on Jay-Z for not standing up during Demi Lovato's performance of the National Anthem
J. Lo & Shakir's Super Bowl performances were "a concoction of Afro-Beat, Bachata and were a strong variation or copy of African-Colombian dance incorporated that was entertaining and political at the same time
Demi Lovato's performance gets compared to that of Whitney Houston
About Christa Fatoumata Sylla
Christa, or "Fatou" as she is often called on the African Dance Scene is the founder and director of Nan Nkama Pan-African Drum and Dance Ensemble. Christa has been sharing cultural dance with the Jacksonville community for over 15 years and has received notoriety for her warm and passionate personality and energetic, moving choreography. Christa joined the dance faculty at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in 2015 as a World Dance Studies instructor and has taught master classes at DASOTA, Lavilla School of the Arts, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University and more. She has been an instructor/choreographer at Jacksonville Centre of the Arts for over a decade and periodically does master classes for other institutions out of the city.
She has traveled internationally for dance exchanges in Guinea, West Africa; Jacmel and Port au Prince, Haiti; and Limon and San Jose, Costa Rica. More on her work can be found at http://christafatoumatasylla.com.
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