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    September 11, 2014 - electricllama

    Via Hola Cultura: Interview with Elena & Los Fulanos, Bilingual Band Featured

    Elena Lacayo, the lead singer, guitarist and banjo player of the DC-based Elena & Los Fulanos fully embraces her bicultural and bilingual identity. Elena was born in New Orleans in the 1980s when her parents fled to the United States for political reasons. She moved back to Nicaragua while in grade school, returning to the […]

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    September 9, 2014 - electricllama

    15 Minutes With Robbie Celeste, Recording Artist, Part 1 Featured

    Robbie Celeste discusses the pivotal moment that changed the direction of his career, why he calls his sound “modern vintage,” and why he wants to be his own A&R. Robbie Celeste is a singer, songwriter & producer born in (ask Robbie!!) and currently residing in Bowie, MD. I first came across Robbie after hearing at […]

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    August 27, 2014 - electricllama

    15 Minutes With Vance Henderson, Mixologist, Part 1 Featured

    Vance who discussed how rum tells a story, how he creates an experience with cocktails, and what his drinks have in common with jazz great Gregory Porter. (Top Row – From left to right): Vance prepping for the ceviche & cocktail class; Vance puts finishing touches on a daiquiri; Vance grabs a handful of mint to assess […]

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    September 2, 2014 - electricllama

    5 Minutes With Chef Guillermo Pernot

     Chef Pernot discusses his role as Cuba Libre Restaurant’s concept chef, why he thinks every ceviche has a story, and why he considers certain dishes to be like his children. (Top Row – From left to right):Chef Guillermo Pernot goes over the class schedule with Vance Henderson, Cuba Libre’s Beverage Manager; Some of the ingredients […]

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  • Vance who discussed how rum tells a story, how he creates an experience with cocktails, and what his drinks have in common with jazz great Gregory Porter. (Top Row – From left to right): Vance prepping for the ceviche & cocktail class; Vance puts finishing touches on a daiquiri; Vance grabs a handful of mint to assess […]

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  • Demeteris (Dee) and Amtchat discussed why forró and samba are valuable dances, the challenge of teaching others to be comfortable with their bodies, and why the goal is to get women to giggle. (Top Row – From left to right): Demeteris (Dee) poses on a couch on the second level of Bossa in DC; Dee teaches basic step […]

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  • Marco took a few minutes to share his own story, explain the unique challenges of LGBT immigrants, and why it’s worth the risk to share his personal struggless with the world. (Top Row – From left to right): Marco poses in front of the Immigration Equality banner before the NYC Pride Parade starts moving; Immigration […]

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  • In this two-part interview, they discuss how Emilio wrote the play specific to D.C., why Lisa was perfect for the role of Medea, and how Joshua directed a play with so many complex and contrasting themes. (From left to right): Playwright Emilio Williams, Actress Lisa Hodsoll and director Joshua Morgan; Emilio poses in front of […]

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  • In this two-part interview, they discuss how Emilio wrote the play specific to D.C., why Lisa was perfect for the role of Medea, and how Joshua directed a play with so many complex and contrasting themes. (From left to right): Playwright Emilio Williams, Actress Lisa Hodsoll and director Joshua Morgan; Emilio poses in front of […]

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    July 11, 2014 - electricllama

    15 Minutes With Bas Böttcher, Poet (Germany)

    Bas discusses the evolution of spoken word poetry in Germany, how he innovated to bring his poetry to a wider audience, and why it’s important to know the difference between “pissy” and “pissed.” (From left to right): Bas inside the Goethe-Institut; Bas performs at Busboys & Poets open mic event “Sunday Kind of Love; Bas with poet […]

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