Movie Monday: Tango is Alive in Argentina

Tango originated along the Rio de la Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay, in the 1890′s. The sultry dance was influenced by both European and African cultures, like the candombe dances performed by African slaves in Uruguay. Despite it’s widespread popularity and prevalence in mainstream Argentinian culture, tango was born in lower class “slum” districts… Continue reading Movie Monday: Tango is Alive in Argentina

Festival International de Louisiane: Fall In Love With The World

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In my last post, I couldn’t decide which of two Louisiana music festivals to attend this past weekend: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival or Lafayette’s Festival International de Louisiane. Jazz Fest is always a good time, and several of my friends live in New Orleans and went to the fest. Despite Jazz Fest’s notoriety, I opted for Lafayette’s… Continue reading Festival International de Louisiane: Fall In Love With The World

French Quarter Festival In New Orleans: The Cat’s Out Of The Bag

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French Quarter Festival, the kid sister of the more popular Jazz and Heritage Festival, remains one of Southern Louisiana’s most cherished celebrations. Once one of NOLA’s best kept secrets, it is quickly becoming not only the locals’ favorite on the festival circuit, but it’s drawing in tourists from near and far. The setting for the uniquely… Continue reading French Quarter Festival In New Orleans: The Cat’s Out Of The Bag

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC

What happens when you mix flowers, food, music, friends and that long-awaited for spring-time weather? A whole lotta fun times, that’s what! I’m speaking of the annual, two-week long celebration of peace, love and cooperation between two great nations, Japan and U.S.A, during The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Most of the lovely, ethereal trees… Continue reading Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC