The Rhythms of Freedom: How African American Jazz Artists Shaped the Parisian Music Scene

The story of jazz in France is a fascinating tale of cultural exchange, artistic innovation, and social transformation. This distinctly American music genre, rooted deeply in African-American culture, found a second home in Paris, a city renowned for its appreciation of art and artists. This blog post delves into how jazz was introduced to France and the indelible impact of African-American jazz artists on the Parisian music scene.

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Paris: A Haven for African-American Creativity

The allure of Paris has captivated many, but for African-American creatives during the 20th century, it was more than just a city of romance and beauty. It was a sanctuary of freedom and opportunity, a place where they could express themselves without the constraints of racial prejudice prevalent in the United States. In this blog post, we explore the lives of five notable African-American figures – James Baldwin, Josephine Baker, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, and Beauford Delaney – and discover how the City of Light became integral to their artistic journeys and successes.

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Smooth Sailing: 7 Reasons Why Cruising is the Ultimate Way to Explore the World

Cruising has emerged as an incredibly popular and hassle-free method of travel, allowing adventurers to witness diverse destinations without the usual logistical challenges. This article delves into seven compelling reasons why cruising is a fantastic way to embark on exciting journeys around the globe.

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Sailing through the South of France: AmaWaterways’ Journey of Jazz, Food, and Black Heritage

If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable travel experience, AmaWaterways’ Soulful Epicurean Experience: Colors of Provence should definitely be on your list. This 10-day adventure takes you on a journey through the South of France, exploring the cultural history of Marseille and the beauty of the Rhône River while shining a light on Black heritage.

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Me Time for Moms: Momcation Ideas for Every Budget and Schedule!

Mom, are you tired, feeling like you’ve been running all day and all night? If the answer is yes, it sounds like it’s time for a momcation!

Never heard of a momcation? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like; a vacation designed to pamper moms and give them some much-needed rest and relaxation.

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Everything You Need to Know About River Cruising

Have the travel itch but need help figuring out where to explore? Look no further than a unique river cruise experience! River cruises are some of the most underrated travel options, and they offer so much to see and do. 

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Greek Island Cruises – The Best Way to Travel Through Greece

You’ll never forget how beautiful Greece is when you experience it firsthand during a Greek Island Cruise. Sparkling waters, black sand beaches, vibrant sunsets, and towering white temples from an ancient Grecian period; are all awaiting you in the stunning country of Greece.

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Should I Purchase a Drink Package?

Whether you’re sipping Mai Tais poolside or hanging out by the bar for an evening nightcap, for many vacationers’ alcoholic drinks are synonymous with a cruise vacation. But those costs quickly add up.   

On the typical 7-day cruise, it’s estimated that each passenger drinks an average of 4.7 alcoholic drinks per day.  With the average cocktail costing around $10, you could be spending upwards of $50 a day on drinks.   

In order to save money, consider getting a drink package.

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