Cuban Santeria

During my trip to Cuba, I had the opportunity to talk to santeros and see and live their culture. I thought it was very interesting, so when I came back, I felt the need to share what I learnt as well as do a bit of research to learn more. Since it is a religion/cult […]

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Cuban Salsa History

Salsa music is born from a mixture of music from the Spanish conquerors, the African slaves and the American jazz. One of the musical is the contradanse, danced in Versailles, France and then passed on to the Spanish Court. From there it went to the Caribbean during colonisation. Another big influence for Cuban salsa is […]

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Myths and Perspectives on Colonialism

Context Colonialism was a revolution that lasted for 3 centuries. It was radical because it changed everything: culture, language, technology… Since Pangea divides into the “old world”; Europe, Asia and Russia, and the “new world” into America, life is developed with differences. We can see colonisation as the encounter between two worlds. In both worlds […]

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Slavery in Spain

From: Gurumbé, Documentary (2016) The Beginning… During the 14th century, Europe was doing a lot of slave trafficking. At least 95,000 slaves from Africa were registered in two centuries. 10% were sent to America. The rest would stay in Spain. In Seville, people would wait for the slaves boats and would make slaves auctions. The […]

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About me…

My name is Marta Ramírez Vaquero, Spanish girl, in my late 20s. I was born in Almería, raised in the Canary Island and did my 4 year BA in Madrid. After that, I moved to London, where I studied a Masters and stayed to work and save money. I “accidentally” found a job in Speciality […]

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