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Wana Udobang

I had never heard of Champeta. So when Juliana sent me the reading list for the fellowship, I was intrigued to find that a genre of music had been invented based on some of the music that came out of Nigeria and other parts of Africa. More extraordinary was discovering that this was happening all the way in Colombia, and Nigerians knew nothing about it.

Palenquero is a mix between African Bantu languages and European languages, John explains. It borrows from Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

Wana Udobang, periodista nigeriana, participante de la cuarta edición de la Beca Gabo, invita a sus colegas periodistas alrededor del mundo a postularse a la Beca Gabriel García Márquez de Periodismo Cultural 2017.

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