Monday, November 26, 2018

Cyber Monday and Somos Cumbia, somos familia is there!!

Remember to look for your Christmas present!
Recuerda conseguir tu regalo de Navidad!

Compralo aquí!
Today is the Cyber Monday!
Get your book today!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Home is where the heart is: how sharing Colombian culture helped Karla Florez Albor start a new life in New York

Written by Tatiana Spiegel. 

Like many Colombian immigrants, Karla Florez Albor joins every year the Colombian Day Parade in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens. Immigrating to New York City in the early 2000s was never part of her plan. She was an accomplished dance teacher, movement researcher, and journalist in the city of Barranquilla, in Colombia’s northern Caribbean coastal region, when she met her husband, a Colombian working abroad in New York City. They fell in love, married, and had two daughters. After a few years of bliss with her new family, Karla was faced with having to leave her beloved country behind when her husband’s job asked that he relocate to New York City. Karla made the difficult decision to move her family to the United States, but she knew that she would continue her thriving career in dance education and research. Karla arrived with high hopes for her new American life, and promptly began researching how body movements were affected after 9-11.


Karla’s passion for dance and Colombian culture has served her even in the most difficult of times. She is proof that as an immigrant in New York City, you can always find a way to get in touch with your roots, no matter how far away you are from home.

When a person writes about your work the way Tatiana Spiegel wrote about mine you have to be honored and thankful. I invite you to read this article that reflects what I'm passionate about and all the things I have to be grateful to God for. Thank you Tatiana Spiegel for your article and your kind words.

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