Culture & Music
Explore the local culture through customs, costumes, music and traditions.
A Rainy Day in Tangier, Morocco
On a rainy day in Tangier discover the kasbah, the old medina and a legendary café. Then indulge in a sumptuous lunch of savory local dishes followed by a private hammam, an upscale version of the traditional public bath ritual.
Albuquerque’s Cultural Mix
Enjoy Albuquerque,New Mexico's, mix of Native, Hispanic and Anglo cultures, hands-on museums and intriguing adventures. Dance with Native Americans at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, learn salsa in Old Town and enjoy a concert at the National Hispanic Culutral Center.
The islands of the Bahamas lure vacationers with palm-tree lined sands, top resorts and bountiful reefs teeming with rainbow colored fish. You can also explore aspects of the rich Bahamian culture in Nassau’s art museum and listen to indigenous music on the out islands.
Caribbean Music, Barbados’ Crop-Over Festival
Fast, rhythmic and compelling, Caribbean music has echoes of steel pan, calypso, spouge and ska beats. One of the best places to experience Caribbean music is on Barbados during Crop-Over, a festival from mid-May to the first Monday in August. That’s when Barbados rocks to its island roots.
Discover Bahamian Art and Music
The islands of the Bahamas bloom with some of world’s loveliest sands. But the real jewel of your Bahamian vacation may be something you didn’t expect: sampling the local culture. Listen to indigenous Rake ´n Scrape
music,tour the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and visit local artists.
Experience a Powwow
Attend a Native American powwow and you learn about the dancing, drumming, sharing and sense of community that is so important in Native American culture. Across the US, many powwows welcome non-tribal members.
Learn to Dance the Flamenco in Seville, Spain
Our instructor, with his slim hips,tight black pants,perfect posture and chiseled features looks as if he sprung to life from a classic flamenco poster. Instantly, he grabs our attention--eight women lined up to learn a sexy, century-old dance at Seville’s Flamenco Dance Museum.
More Nashville Culture
More than just a country music Mecca, Nashville’s a sophisticated city with several art museums and a symphony.
Nashville is Music City [offsite link]
Music is everywhere in Nashville from honky tonks to clubs to the Grand Ole Opry and the symphony hall.
Nashville’s Music for Families
What’s the hidden bonus of a family tour of Nashville? Being able to connect with your hard-to-please‘tweens and teens through music. To the generation that downloads tunes instead of spins LP’s, Nashville offers an historical perspective even if country isn’t their favored format.
Otavalo, Andes Mountains, Ecuador
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Virginia’s Mountain Magic: Music, Crafts, Lodging
In Virginia’s southwest and its Blue Ridge Highlands, toe-tapping fiddle and banjo tunes as well as blends of folk and popular music ring out against the mountains. Along the region’s back roads and main streets, discover the other kind of mountain magic: handmade quilts and pottery plus contemporar
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