Makota Valdina discusses time, spirituaality (Video w/ English subtitles, just activate them in the video "settings") Raised in Salvador, Bahia (Brazil), Makota Valdina's legacy as an elder in the Congo-Angola tradition of Afro-Brazilian spirituality / philosophy (Candomblé) is unmatched. She's a specialist in ritual & herbal healing, and environmental justice activist.
New Jersey rapper learns Portuguese via Brazilian Hip-Hop (Video w/ English subtitles, just activate them in the video "settings") BiXop (Jordan Fields) learned Portuguese by listening to popular hip-hop groups straight outta Brazil, particularly Racionais MCs. He has since moved to São Paulo where he continues his rap career and teaches English.
Teaching in Brazil: Elvis, Donny Hathaway, and the Daft Hollywood Paradigm Hollywood is one of U.S. imperialism’s greatest assets, hyping a world in which all things “super” are white – and speak English. “Media exploitation had famished many of my students’ outlook to humanity's potential for achievement and excellence, reducing it to an almost exclusive white hero and heroine archetype.”