67 minutes | Mar 28, 2021

The Latinx Identity Includes Brazilians Featuring Jacqui Rêgo

Hola, bienvenidos, and welcome to another episode of the Latinx Identity Project. I am your host, Elsa Iris Reyes.Today’s guest is Jacqui Rêgo, a New York City based, Brazilian-American actor, playwright, essayist, and most recently the author the children’s book, Brazilian Nursery Rhymes.Jacqui has shared some of her experience and perspective as Brazilian American in the Latinx community.  Brazilians are often underrepresented in the media and left out of the discussion around culture, race, and ethnic belonging within Latinidad. Join me as we unpack the complexities around identity and belonging.Check more of her writing here:Follow Jacqui on Instagram @jacquiregoGet 5% off her book, Brazilian Nursery Rhymes, using the code AllBabesDeserveToSamba when you checkout at www.calisbooks.com/products/brazilRead essays and poems by Jacqui in the Immigrant Report herePlay Baby Hubris A Magical Realism Call to Arms www.babyhubris.comCheck out Jacqui's acting reels hereLearn more about Brazilian Nursery Rhymes:History of Tico Tico no Fubá by Zequinha de Abreu - https://www.allmusic.com/artist/zequinha-de-abreu-mn0000599013Davi Viera (David Byrne's, American Utopia national tour) who is the main musician in Brazilian Nursery Rhymes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-8-AvZ8RME&ab_channel=MeetJoeTVIn this episode Jacqui also teaches us about some differences between Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. For fun, check this out!Portuguese vs Spanish by Joanna Hausmannhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVkjzApH-OU&ab_channel=JoannaHausmann To a Spanish speaker, Brazilian Portuguese can sound like "Spanish played backwards"...but then add in lots of extra sounds!Support the show (https://paypal.me/latinxidentity?locale.x=en_US)
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