Thanks so much David Rutherford and Plainfield View for this riveting write up about Negros Americanos!
It’s increasingly popular for young people to go and teach English abroad after college – I did so myself, in France. Most of us return with better knowledge of a new language, get a new perspective and a better understanding of culture and the world, make life long friends, and have some great stories to tell. Exceptional people – like Mc Enigma and Bishop the Eastside Nappyhead – well, they do all of that and form a bilingual music group. Keep in mind that before this trip they spoke very little Spanish. By the time they left the country, the live hip hop scene in Panama City was already feeling their presence and their songs even played on Panamanian radio.
Upon their return to Plainfield in early 2012, Negros Americanos hit the ground running. For a stretch, they performed several times per week in front of all sorts of crowds…
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