Alex Cuba’s Holistic Healer Music

MimiTVA reccommends… Alexis Puentes better known as Alex Cuba constructs the type of music that is just like a potato chip or in my case a plantain chip, you can’t just listen once!  You become obsessed with the good way his songs make you feel, the taste of his lyrics on your lips they’re funContinue reading “Alex Cuba’s Holistic Healer Music”

Sara Gòmez; The Documentary Gem of Cuba! 

#LaVidaEnBlack #TheBlacksideofHispanicHeritage  Sara Gómez (November 8, 1942 – June 2, 1974) was an Afro-Cuban filmmaker. She was born into a middle-class family in Havana and she was afforded an education in literature, piano and Afro-Cuban ethnography. She became a journalist before joining the newly-formed ICAIC in 1961, Castro a fan of film as art developedContinue reading “Sara Gòmez; The Documentary Gem of Cuba! “

La Reina de Azùcar y los Afro-Latinos

Ay Celia… I celebrate her this September – October in my La Vida En Hispanic Heritage Month posts and I would be remiss to not celebrate La Reina, So here ya go!  As a constant source of inspiration you never fail to impress, Celia you still reign supreme in a world where you were meantContinue reading “La Reina de Azùcar y los Afro-Latinos”

Maestra; Norma Guillard #BlackHistoryIsGlobal

  Today’s La Vida En Black History Month message comes from Cuba and is about a woman who as a teenage girl, helped a revolution teach her entire nation to read. Norma Guillard is a Social Psychologist and a former brigadista with the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign or La Campaña Nacional de Alfabetizaciòn. I amContinue reading “Maestra; Norma Guillard #BlackHistoryIsGlobal”

Alberto Santiago Lovell, Afro-Argentine Wins Olympic Gold! #BlackHistoryIsGlobal

Today’s La Vida En Black History Month message is about an Olympic athlete.  He hailed from Argentina.  And came from a great boxing family Alberto Santiago Lovell (1912–1966)  won the Gold Medal in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.  Just 20 years old, Lovell fought in the heavyweight category at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Lovell wasContinue reading “Alberto Santiago Lovell, Afro-Argentine Wins Olympic Gold! #BlackHistoryIsGlobal”

El Maestro Rafael Cordero, La Vida En Black History Month #BlackHistoryIsGlobal

Todays La Vida En Black History Month Message comes from Borinken… or the Beautiful island of Puerto Rico…  One of the most renowned Puerto Ricans of African ancestry was Rafael Cordero (1790 – 1868), a freeman born in San Juan into a poor family, his father Lucas Cordero worked in the tobacco fields and his motherContinue reading “El Maestro Rafael Cordero, La Vida En Black History Month #BlackHistoryIsGlobal”

Chilean Encomiendas, like 40 Acres and a Mule…

#BlackHistoryIsGlobal Todays La Vida En Black History Month Message comes from deep in South America. Chile’s first Afro-descendants were brought as slaves and soldiers in 1536, with the explorer Diego de Almagro. The African Slaves worked in farming and agriculture, mined gold and worked on construction projects. The quality of the slaves’ lives was soContinue reading “Chilean Encomiendas, like 40 Acres and a Mule…”

Yanga’s Successful Mexican Revolt… La Vida En Black History Month

La Vida En Black History Month… #BlackHistoryIsGlobal During the Spanish colonial period in Mexico the indigenous people enslaved by the Colonists was greatly diminished by disease. In order to replace their labor shortage, the Spanish brought in African slaves to Mexico to toil the sugar fields and work the underground mines. Worth much more than the indigenousContinue reading “Yanga’s Successful Mexican Revolt… La Vida En Black History Month”

Domingo Candombe #BlackHistoryIsGlobal

Today’s La Vida En Black History Month message is from Uraguay… Candombe is an original Uruguayan music and art form developed by the Africans living there as slaves. Candombe is so imbedded in the Uruguayan culture Candombe is recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage of humanity. Candombe also became ingrained in Argentina andContinue reading “Domingo Candombe #BlackHistoryIsGlobal”