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Excursions with Gina Arias: Colombia edition

Join us in Palenque, Colombia. Founded in the early 1600s by escaped enslaved Africans, it was declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Hear a native son and cultural ambassador, Afroneto, share what makes this town so special amongst the Black diaspora.

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Gina Arias is author and host of DETOUR podcast's Excursions episodes. She has a passion for travel and storytelling that began early in life, while spending all of her childhood summers in the home of her maternal grandparents in the Dominican Republic. Her writing has been published in the Miami Herald Tribune and other regional publications through her work as senior editor at DETOUR, a Black travel publication. Additionally her writing was included in a chapbook titled La Doña: Essays on the Dominican Matriarch, published through the Dominican Writers Association.
Fred Ones is a graduate of Columbia College, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Audio Arts, in 1995. He went on to establish TME Studios in the Bronx, New York in 1997 and has since been recording, mixing, and mastering the work of both established and emerging musicians of various genres including KRS-1, Kool Keith, and Sadat X, to name a few.