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My Travels to Guatemala

Last night, I arrived in Boston after spending two amazing weeks dancing, teaching, and performing in Guatemala! I traveled with an organization called JUNTOS Collective, which is a non-profit group that aims to engage and stimulate communities of dance lovers world-wide.

      

We traveled to Livingston, Xela, Retalhuleu, Antigua, and Guatemala City. I met and worked with people of all ages and backgrounds. Our outreach ranged from performing at HIV Centers, hospitals, and public schools and on community stages, tile floors, and concrete surfaces. This included a school for deaf children, dancers from a professional theme park, people who had no dance training, and professional ballet school students.

Oh, and one other miniscule detail. I didn’t speak a lick of Spanish past “Hola” and “Gracias”.

Staff's Picks! Our 25th Anniversary Favorites!

World Music/CRASHarts Staff Picks  

This past fall and winter/spring season we celebrated World Music/CRASHarts' 25th anniversary. We welcomed back some of our old favorites like Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Zakir Hussain, produced our first music festival CRASHfest, premiered two fabulous street dance companies, and presented three legendary jazz ensembles. Staff members selected their favorite performances from the 25th anniversary season. See below to view our top picks—what were yours?

CRASHfest 2016 pics and video!

It took me forever to go through the hundreds of photos our awesome photographers took. But I picked the best 50 or so, and added them to a Facebook album. Check it out here. If you see yourself, tag yourself! And share the album with your friends, so they'll know they can't miss next years CRASHfest! A few of my personal favorites are below, just to get a taste.

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