Tuesday, June 29, 2010

FILOSOPHO: Cosa Nuestra de Barrio

A music video made by Fachu-Nay in Dock Sud!

These kids are sick. Though, they haven't gotten the stuff up to youtube yet check it out on facebook...


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

California GIRLS

A story of dreams manifested. How these California beach rockers brought their Good Vibes to Buenos Aires .Follow the adventure here...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hip-Hop on the Rise: Cuidad Emergente

The underground fights to the surface. Hip-hop culture in Buenos Aires takes some of its first breaths on the mainstage. Check out the culture emerging from the margins here...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Feliz Cumple Emi!

Some times you just gotta take half a week to cook, eat, sing, play music, dance, eat some more, give gifts, make new friends, and spread out some loving...

What better reason to do it than a good friend completing a QUARTER CENTURY OF LIFE!?

Day One: Kitchen Bound: Pizza, Guac & Platanos
All night jamming with amigos
Day Two: Personal Chef @ Club 787
Fiesta de Pelotudos
Day Three: Music Festivals

Feliz Cumple Emi...

Fisgón?? Eavesdrop on the fun!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Going Green: The Copa Canabica

The green that's worth more than gold. Entering into the world of a marijuana activist...

Get high with Dragonfly here...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Futbol contra Football

Can the magic of a Mundial make a Steelers fan jump on the Argentine Futbol bandwagon?

Who will turn out campeonato when Futbol y Football face off?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bicentennial: 200 Years and counting of identity crises

"Dios quiso que yo fuese la presidente durante del bicentenario " and other bold lies...

During her speech at Argentina's Bicentennial Celebration, Christina Kirchner, the (co)president of Argentina, said that "God wanted me to be the president during the bicentennial."

This audacity of divine rule also extended into the demarcation of the Argentine identity, the continued invisibilization of Afro-Argentines, and their historical contributions to society.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Name Game...

Just warning you that this will be a familiar "this is why our people don't get nowhere" RANT.
If you feeling a bit chinchudo...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Reunion de La Juventud de Los Cabo Verdeanos

Two Cape Verdean youth political action groups held a historic meeting. Due to political feud and differences in ideology it had been quite a time since the two groups had worked together.

Instead of talking politics, I played with my adopted baby Tuti, who is my twin when I was younger.
Check out the highlights of the event...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kicksdom: get your kicks

My first jaunt into product photography taking photos for my friend's hip-hop clothing and shoe store.

Get yo kicks....

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Brasil:A Gostoza Your Shame Cave

I went for an academic conference and I found my homeland. After visiting Salvador de Bahia for five days, it seems impossible that I won't return there to live for at least a while. If I end up spending the rest of my life there...I wouldn't mind a bit.

Understand why I started taking Portuguese classes upon my return...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Negro Tango

Tango--the pride and joy of Argentina's national identity. The roots of this so called lily white European tradition are coming out and they are "muddled" with the hands of slaves.
Exposing the truth of the dramatic dance...

Friday, May 7, 2010

Reggae Jam with Hernan

Photographing one of the best reggae keys players in Argentina, Hernan
Check out the flicks...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Back in Dock Sud

Marcelino & the community stay hustlin...check out just a few of the projects that they've been doing.

And soon you can help me fundraiseeeeee....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ayundando: The Fast

Sometimes an empty plate can make you remember how fulfilling life really is.

And sometimes it just makes you a Big Hungry...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lawd n Tummy Forgive Me: My week of Indulgences


That picture above, my friends, is Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. It has absolutely nothing to do with Argentina...but it is definitely a meal that I think about all of the time when I get sad. Shout out to tha Jumpin Bean!
This week, I went through a pre-cleansing, complete food indulgence.
Follow your nose...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Death: losing memories of things that never were, gaining a bridge to the otherside

Some weeks into my trip, my Dad's mother passed away. Unable to mourn with the family...I did a bit of writing to reflect on her moving to the other side and spoke a lot to my father.
My daddy's thoughts on death and dying...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Old Friends, New Communities...

Same ol' Buenos Aires...new friends, new focus, new communities...
How to get through the switch...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cumple de Christian: Welcome to the familia

Can't say there is much better than eating homemade empanadas, lengua, then having a 12 year old teach you how to dance cumbia...
Meet the fam..

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Man with a hell of a plan: Intro to Dock Sud

If you're looking to do good, look to the roots. The people on the stage all the time are usually talking too damn much to get anything done.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Easter Time: giving thanks, follow traditions, and making new...

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Afro Reggae Argentino: Show de Fidel Nadal

Arguably the most famous Afro-Argentine figures, and one of the biggest reggae artists in America Latina played an awesome show with a few friends from Venezuela!
Find out what Fidel is lookin so damn happy about...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

LOST and finding...

Diligently getting my field work on in my favorite anthropological space of inquiry--DA CLUB!
It's notcha birthday but click it anyways...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Vanquishing the Ego: sharing your gifts

Regardless of how humble our surroundings or our resources, we always have something to share. It's only ego that keeps us in fear that we aren't good enough, that we aren't enough...

Yea ninjas, that's my Christmas tree too, so no cutting up!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Don't Force it!

Aw, you forced it!!! (shout out to the Boston folks)

Stories of coincidence or divine incident? How we can all be more like the water, flexible, ever changing, forceful yet yielding...patiently molding mountains wave by wave.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Un Casamiento de negros: Fede & Ceci get married!

Two of my favorite people in Buenos Aires get married! My first Argentine wedding and it's as described by Fede's mom "un casamiento de negros". Unfortunately, my silly butt didn't get any pictures of the newlyweds...so I've replaced them with a another random interracial couple. Just playing...this is my friend Erika and Uli at Fede & Ceci's Wedding!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Emerging community or Afro purgatory: Why am I here anyways??

As an Afro-American Studies/Economics concentrator how did I end up in the whitest Latin American country doing an anthropology project. Am I in an academic purgatory or is there really something to study??

A little bit about the history of the "Afro" community in Buenos Aires and most importantly did I actually buy some of these pickaninny faced cupcakes...??

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Home away from Home...

A place to rest your head, sure? But finding home, sweet, home ain't easy sometimes...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Going, going, back, back to Buenos Aires....

So, thanks to the US government (this may be the only time I'll say this)...I've been given the opportunity of a lifetime!

This March 2010, I'll be headed back to the city that I fell in love with two years ago. I've been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, which will allow me to live in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina for about a year and research generational shifts in the ideology of the black community in Buenos Aires through the lens of hip-hop.