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Negra Como Soy: Music with Emilio Sasamu Thomas

Negra Como Soy: Music with Emilio Sasamu Thomas

In this episode, Doni and Dr. Rhonda continue their chat with Emilio Sasamu Thomas, specifically his musical journey, the foundations of that and what brought him to the place he is now in his career.

Sasamu talks about how the guitar became his favorite instrument.

"Guitar is my second language," he says, adding that he found himself teaching his fellow high school students music and earning extra money from that. Music also allowed him to travel and learn, according to Sasamu.

"I use music as a tool in order to get to where I want to go," he says.

There’s the story of who we are as individuals, what we know and walk with, and the story other people create in their minds about who you are. We’re here to set the story straight…

Negra, como soy: I’m Afro-Latina is a show that explores the intricacies and flavors of the AfroLatin experience throughout the Spanish colonized world. We understand that the direct translation is “black like me,” in the feminine. Again, often life is about interpretation, and we’re here to help expand those interpretations, in this corner of life at least.

Join Doni Aldine and Rhonda Coleman as they celebrate foods, dance, clothing, language, and customs of their own cultures and others from the diaspora.

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