gumbo

What makes Gumbo, Gumbo?

It’s no oversimplification to say that until my twenties, there was no concept of gumbo in my life other than what my mom made. This is not a pointed literary exaggeration, it’s a fact of life shared by pretty ...
Afro Book

Afro-Caribbean Poetry and Ritual

Focusing on orally transmitted cultural forms in the Caribbean, this book reaffirms the importance of myth and symbol in folk consciousness as a mode of imaginative conceptualization. Paul A. Griffith cross-ref...
cheese

A Salute to The Duke – Wine & Cheese Pairing

 Edward “Duke” Ellington was the epitome of musical style, sophistication and his musical taste is as fresh and cultured today as it was when first performed many decades ago. In that spirit of harm...
Perez

Pérez Patitucci Blade – Children of the Light

Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade are the three names that make up this incredible trio, formed out of the unbelievable Wayne Shorter Quartet. After having individual solo careers they’ve realigned f...
Melissa Aldana - Back Home

Melissa Aldana – Back Home

Melissa Aldana, the Chilean tenor saxophonist does not fail to disappoint in this, her fourth album as a lead ‘Back Home’. It’s a transportation into her flowing soul – that deep connection she has with her ins...
Paco Renteria - Gitanerias

Paco Renteria – Gitanerias

Another Classic from Paco Renteria.Paco Renteria’s ‘Gitanerias’ is a work of technical and purposeful, passionate Spanish guitar. He’s so adept in his fretwork you sometimes wonder whether it’s actually a h...
Nicaragua

Nicaragua – Escape to an untouched paradise

Are you dreaming of outstanding scenery, picture-perfect beaches, vibrant colonial cities, wildlife rich rainforests and breathtaking volcanoes? Then Nicaragua is your go-to destination. Political unrest is ove...
Travel

St Landry Parish Spiritual Trail

Travel along the St. Landry Parish Spiritual Trail, Louisiana, for a truly unique and enlightening experience. Where else can you find a craft beer brewery with a statue of Mary, a floating eucharistic processi...