Ana Elrich

A blog about everything and nothing

First memories

  I pride myself in having a very good memory. I have a problem with remembering number sequences and birthdays, but apart from that, I have no problem telling you … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Please yourself!

  I just love the Calypsonian Mighty Sparrow. His use of funny double entendres, his amazing ability to rhyme and just the fact that his sometimes 60 year old music … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment


  I traced part of my family history back to 1490. It was really simply. I just googled the Sephardic name,

July 12, 2016 · 5 Comments

Letter to Nelly

Dear Nelly, We’ve never met, but I’ve heard nothing but good about you. From your brother telling us, full of pride, how you had your

August 25, 2015 · 16 Comments

Write it down, make it happen (II)

For the first part of the series, see here Since I love to travel and experience new cultures and traditions, these are the countries and places I’d like to visit … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 22 Comments

Music is a wondrous thing!

This song by the Nigerian artist Flavour is actually a remix of an older song by Cardinal Rex Lawson, a Nigerian musician from the 60tees. However, for his background rhythm … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 12 Comments

Write it down, make it happen!

I was never one of those girls that dreamed about first kisses and future boyfriends, weddings and white fences. Actually, on second thought, scrap that. That’s not really true. I … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 18 Comments

Ancient Rhythm, though I traveled far, I am Africa!

I’ve been listening to a lot of old Calypso songs lately. This one really encapsulates my feelings as a child of the African Diaspora. Ancient Rhythm By Singing Sandra (2003) … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · 6 Comments

When the Motherland and the Diaspora meet

First, let me start by saying that African people, whether we’re directly from the continent, from the Caribbean Diaspora, born somewhere in Europe, where ever, are one! In that sense, … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · 8 Comments

What I miss in modern music

I love music, all kinds of music. From Bollywood songs about jingling jangling bangles, swaying hips and dia love flames, to soca songs about ramajay, rum and fête. From Motown … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · 5 Comments
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