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Cape Verdean community in La Boca, Buenos Aires.

Argentina | Saturday, 21 August 2010 | 5 photos


I have been working in the Cape Verdean community in Dock Sud, a neighborhood close to La Boca in Buenos Aires, Argentina
I was interested in this topic from the beginning because black population in Argentina is almost zero. It is for this reason that people are very surprised when they see a black person. And even more when they discover they are not foreigners, but Argentine.
Cape Verdean descendants try to keep their African traditions: they dance "mornas" and african music, they listen to Cesaria Evora´s music, they eat "Cachupa", typical Cape Verdean food, etc. They live with the dichotomy of being neither African nor Argentine, with the melancholy of always being far.

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