Topic Tag: diaspora

Culture, Travel, Lifestyle, United Kingdom

Oxford blues

“Step up! Step up!” The voice was loud, male and aggressive. Nah, it couldn’t be — “He must be Jamaican,” I said to Richard. He...

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Immerse, Music, People, Puerto Rico

Pasito a pasito: Daddy Yankee & Luis Fonsi | Backstory

The Caribbean musical hit of 2017? That’s “Despacito”, the steamy song by Puerto Ricans Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, which has been breaking records all year. Nazma Muller investigates its runaway success, and explains why “Despacito” has roused controversy for more than its lyrics

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Immerse, Culture, People, United States

Believe the hype — the Majah Hype

Backstage at Baruch College, all comedian Majah Hype could think was “this is only the beginning.” It was a Friday night in New York...

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Immerse, Culture, People, Guyana

Baroness Valerie Amos: Wakenaam to Westminster

The way Baroness Valerie Amos speaks — in an accent more Kentish than anything else — you get the sense that the extraordinary...

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Music, People

20+ questions with Kwame Ryan

Kwame Ryan is the music director of the Freiburg Opera and Orchestra in Germany. He was born in Toronto of Trinidadian parents who were...

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Immerse, Culture, Literature, Arts, Grenada

Malaika Brooks-Smith-Lowe: “From a place of love”

Movement is intergenerational in my family. I was raised between Grenada and the United States, living in each for a few years at a time,...

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Immerse, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Maxine Williams: “Big ideas can change the world”

I started using Facebook in 2007. I joined as an employee in 2013 — I am the global head of diversity for Facebook. That means that I...

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Literature, Reviews, History, Dominican Republic, United States

Tough Love: Drown by Junot Diaz

All big cities have their distinct immigrant districts, but New York’s Washington Heights, at the northern tip of Manhattan, is more...

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