Decolonization, Queerness, and Ancestral Nurturance in Xango/Suave’s “Hooks And Stones”

“Hooks and Stones” embroidery piece by Mazzie  Interview by Marina Murayama Nir Last Winter, the Culturework team featured Hartford, Connecticut-raised, Oberlin-based, Puerto Rican experimental pop band, Xango/Suave, and their song, “Rituals,” on our Matriarchy Playlist. Their 2017 album, Equis, rich in varying musical styles, examines “colonial resistance in Puerto Rico and explores personal negotiations of…

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Spotlight: Broken Boxes Podcast

A universe of stars came together when I found the Broken Boxes podcast. The interviews of various artists I admire and the mission driving this collection is dear and impressive to say the least. Recognizing how small and interconnected the world is, a collaborative force of a friend, Cougar Vigil, brought my attention to the…

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