¿Y TU ABUELA DONDE ESTA?
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¿Y Tu Abuela Donde Esta?

Overview

Lu here with our first Minisode.

In this first minisode we have a mic-mashup. Our last episode talked about how many Puerto Ricans consider themselves a mix of Spanish, Taíno, and African heritage.

During our interviews for the season, we kept coming across the phrase “¿Y Tu Abuela Donde Esta?” or “And where’s your grandmother?”

This phrase worked its way into the vernacular via a poem by Fortunato Vizcarrondo and has come to be a way to ask someone what their ethnic background or heritage is.

It felt like our guests were having a conversation about this topic with each other, so I wanted to share that with you as a bridge for our conversation about Boricua Taíno heritage from episode 1 into our discussion of Afro-Boricua heritage in episode 2. Hope you enjoy!

~Lu

 

S1M1 - ¿Y Tu Abuela Donde Esta?

Esmeralda Santiago, Writer/Novelist: Website | Twitter

Anthony Otero, Author/Podcaster: Website | Twitter

Lucius,

Soloed this episode

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Music:

Complexion by Kendrick Lamar

Plena Libre Music Mix

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