44 minutes | Oct 19, 2020

Don’t Columbus Our Culture

Sparked by controversial comments made by social media personality WhiteChocolate758 claiming to, “pave the way for black people” in the Caribbean carnival influencer space, this episode dissects his opinions, but more importantly reflects on how cultural appropriation happens and its impact on the aesthetics of Caribbean culture to the masses. Using this example of the Caribbean Carnival experience we evaluate all the angles and dissect how his sentiments pose a threat to that valuation of Caribbean culture by outsiders riding current trends rather than respecting cultural traditions. I’m joined by special guests:Maurice Durant, Owner of Island People Carnival & Travel (Barbados based) | VIDEOMelissa Noel, award-winning Caribbean journalist (U.S. based) | VIDEOSha aka TingzNice, Caribbean Culture & Carnival Influencer (U.S. based) | VIDEO Crista aka The Bahamianista, Caribbean Culture & Carnival Influencer (U.S. based) | VIDEO Stay connected to Style & VibesKeep up here:  Website |  NewsletterLet’s talk here:  Twitter |  Instagram |  Facebook Executive Produced by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown of  Breadfruit MediaSupport the show (https://glow.fm/thestylevibesandpodcast/)
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