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Turning 21, being laughed at by locals, and Ronaldo's abs

It’s been a busy few weeks here!

Let’s start off with 14th February. I spent Valentine’s Day with Social Erasmus giving out free hugs in central Madrid, because singletons need love too, and maybe strangers are our best bet. 845 more words

Year Abroad

Mongo Santamaría - Watermelon Man (Columbia)

Born in Havana, Cuba, Mongo Santamaría is remembered as a major figure in the history of Latin music. A rumba quinto master and a percussionist he played with other legends such as… 76 more words


Monday Evening. 9/29

The week starts off with a cover of the Sam Cooke song “Bring it on home to me.”

Many covers of this song exist, but the cover by Cuban singer La Lupe struck me as one of the most unique versions out there. 34 more words


Nina's Way

If I have any say regarding my last moments on this planet, the final song I would want to hear is Nina Simone’s recording of “My Way.” 738 more words

Personal Thoughts

La Lupe, Queen of Latin Soul

La Lupe, La Yiyiyi

This sister was pure fire. One of the most important figures in salsa music, though often undiscussed  and overlooked. La Lupe was unapologetically herself, defying norms and breaking the rules.  17 more words