Celebrating the Great Afro-Latinx Tradition in the Americas
Carnival (known as Carnaval in Brazil and in Spanish-speaking Latin American countries) is one of the most colorful, joyous, and fascinating traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Time and date:
Thursday, February 18th, 2021
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Co-sponsor: The Black History Month At Baruch Committee
February 20, 2021 at 10:50 am
REFLECTIONS: Carnival/Carnaval! 2/18/21
Let me start off by saying the Carnival/Carnaval! Celebrating the Great Afro-Latinx Tradition in the America event was represented with such professionalism. From the moment I signed on, all the videos faces and names were small which said to me there were many people in attendance, 56 to be exact. I enjoyed how those especially you Professor Robles, expressed genuine knowledge and love for culture/traditions and it’s variations of what that looked like.
When the professor, spoke about Brazil, her favorite places to visit and the festivities, reminded me of an older friend (that’s resting in peace) how he would vacation in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, year after year and said to me, “I love it there”. He enjoyed being apart of the entire culture. I remember him talking about the food, people, costumes and the beautiful women.
I enjoyed watching the black and white footage on what it was like in Puerto Rico. Also the colorful images of the “Black Festivities and Nenen De La Ruta Mora. The reflections of the West Indian day parade brought back lots of memories for me. I have to admit, I have not attend one in many years but what I do remember brought a smile to my face. My aunt lived three blocks away from Eastern Parkway, I remember once we exited off the train and went outside the thousands of people all around, the smoke in the air from the charcoal burning out of the barrel made grills; cooking goat, beef and chicken on the sidewalks; the smell of the seasoning, herbs and spices spark great childhood memories.