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.
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!
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!
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??
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.