African Heritage

The African Descendants of Mexico

From the Colonial Era to present, we learn how the people and communities of African descent helped shaped Mexico’s past and continue to express traditions in art, dance, music and food that reflect their heritage. Few people know about them, as their history has been little studied and told. This, however is changing as UNESCO, community activists and academics…

Afro Colombia and the Petronio Alvarez Music Festival

Join us on an extraordinary journey to Colombia to learn about the heritage & traditions of African Descendants of this South American country. We will explore the History and Present Day expressions from the Caribbean Coast to the Pacific. Traveling to Cartagena & vicinity, we visit a community called San Basilio Palenque, established in honor of Cimarron, liberator and martyr, Benkos Bioho…

Dance Colombia!

Salsa dancing is to Cali, Colombia as Tango dancing is to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a way of life, a lifestyle, a social mingling place and given the competitions in recent years, such as the International Salsa Competition, a path to stardom. Also, the salsa dancing in Cali is unique; it is very fast and athletic. People travel from all over the world to see and learn from the best: the salsa dancers in Cali, Colombia.

Discover Colombia!

This extraordinary journey provides an excellent overview of where South America begins! With its vast mountain chains and its fertile green valleys, you will see how this combination of latitude and altitude make it one of the world’s coffee growing centers. We will explore the fascinating world of Cali, where salsa dancing reins supreme. We also will visit the pearl of the Caribbean, the walled city of Cartagena…