In season 1, we discussed the the concerns and experiences of Black artists and social dancers mostly from the local community. We took a case-study approach to deepen our knowledge on how racism persists in our Afro-Latin dance community.
Season 1 Track 1: Picoteando por ahí / Pecking around
We offer context about who (Mel and Andrés) are what has shaped our racial and ethnic identity and who we are as social dancers and academic researchers.
Season 1 Track 2: Sin negro no hay guaguancó/ Without black theres no guaguanco
We talk to social dancers Sharita Thomas and Victor Conner about the ways in which racism manifests in the Afro-Latin Dance scene during socials, classes, and congresses.
In these two episodes we talk with Lauren Wilmore (Ballroom, NYC) and Kimberly Nicole (Kizomba, NC) about how race and racism intersects with professional Afro-Latin and African dance, dance classes, dance team management, and dance businesses.
Season 1 Track 4: Mi gente/ My people
We let our listeners take charge of this anti-racist project. Our listeners share their impressions and experiences in dance communities locally and abroad.
Annie Velez (ft Valentina)
Season 1 Track 5: Conciencia / Conscience
We discuss the main insights regarding racism and the dance community from our conversations with social and professional dancers in the Afro-Latin dance scene.