Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas

This groundbreaking travelogue captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture. Each episode celebrates the dynamic richness and diversity of people of African descent throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. Beginning in Costa Rica, Kim Haas introduces viewers to the Afro-Costa Ricans leaving an indelible impact on Latin-American culture.

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Kim Haas

Kim Haas

Kim Haas is the executive producer, host and creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas, a travel show celebrating the African influence in Latin America.

San Jose

Episode #101 · We travel to Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose. In the capital, we meet with one the country's most renowned writers, whose career spans more than 50 years and is responsible for introducing the Afro-Costa Rican experience in Costa Rican literature. We will also meet up with a dancer whose grace, style and elegance will charm viewers as she demonstrates some Afro-Caribbean inspired dance movements. Our journey also includes dinner with two sisters of the country's first black vice president. They were engaging as they shared their family's traditions and legacy of Afro-Costa Rican pride.

Limon, Costa Rica

Episode #102 · We travel to Limon, Costa Rica, on the Caribbean coast. This sun drenched coastal city is steeped in African Diasporic history including a legacy by Pan Africanist Marcus Garvey. We also learn about the role thousands of Jamaicans, Afro-Costa Ricans and other Caribbean islanders played in the construction of the country's railroad more than a century ago. While on the Caribbean coast, one of the most beloved restauranteurs teaches us how to cook rondon, the Jamaican inspired seafood stew.