CHIMBALA: On Performing @ The Dominican Festival and Representation In His Music Videos

For Dominican-Americans growing up in Philadelphia, the Dominican Parade and Festival has always been the one day we truly had to represent and celebrate our beautiful flag, music, and culture. For the past 18 years, I witnessed how my community flourished in numbers and businesses. Each year an element to this festive day was added,…

Read More

A Quick Thought on Philadelphia’s​ “EL BARRIO” and The Dominican Diaspora

Known as the “melting pot city”, Philadelphia is very much diverse but culturally segregated at the same time. From its Asian community residing in South Philadelphia to the Latinx community in the North, the city’s residents seem to racially stick together in neighborhoods. El Centro de Oro Driving north up Fifth St., past its intersection…

Read More