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Divali in Trinidad: Let there be Light!

Divali in Trinidad is one of the biggest Divali celebrations in the world outside of India! Watch our video for a peek into the diversity and beauty of this festival that celebrates light over dark each year.

Divali in Trinidad: Let there be Light!

Curacao’s Jewish Heritage - the “Mother Synagogue of the Americas”

Did you know Jewish heritage in the Americas began in the Caribbean island of Curacao? Curacao Synagogue Mikve Israel-Emanuel is the oldest active Jewish congregation in the Western hemisphere.

Curacao’s Jewish Heritage - the “Mother Synagogue of the Americas”

Experiencing the Tumba Festival, Curacao

Celebrating the Tumba Festival, Curacao, is a special experience. Curacao's Tumba music was created by slaves as a way to put rumors to music and express their sorrow and frustration. Today, the energetic Tumba music carries a

Experiencing the Tumba Festival, Curacao

Uncovering Chiapas Culture with the Hero of Chiapas, Mexico

Learning about Chiapas culture in Mexico's San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Patricia Ferrer worked with "big man" Sergio Castro, known by locals as “heroe de Chiapas.” Don Sergio is a humanitarian, an ethnologist, a collector of Maya costumes, textile and artifacts, museum curator and a polyglot.

Uncovering Chiapas Culture with the Hero of Chiapas, Mexico

Cyprus: Byzantine Museum of Paphos, and the 7 St. Georges Taverna of Geroskipou

The heritage and iconography of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian makes for a fascinating lens through which to explore the small island nation. Making a visit to the Byzantine Museum of Paphos, and the 7 St. Georges taverna of Geroskipou, we discovered insights into some of the conventions of iconography, and the influence of the Orthodox Christian faith on the cuisine of Cyprus.

Cyprus: Byzantine Museum of Paphos, and the 7 St. Georges Taverna of Geroskipou

Kaie Tanner, Estonian Choir Conductor, on Song & Identity

Meet Kaie Tanner, an Estonian choir leader, choral conductor and manager, who talks about the role of music in Estonian culture, and how expressing their national identity through song has been an Estonian tradition for as long as memory serves.

Kaie Tanner, Estonian Choir Conductor, on Song & Identity

A Secret World of Transformation at Pointe-a Pierre Trinidad

Pointe-a Pierre, Trinidad is a Wildfowl Trust and an NGO dedicated to environmental education and the conservation of wetlands and waterfowl. Meet Trinis Molly R. Gaskin, President of the Trust, who shares her observations on Amerindian beliefs and

A Secret World of Transformation at Pointe-a Pierre Trinidad

Arn Chorn Pond, Founder of Cambodian Living Arts

Arn Chorn Pond is the founder of Cambodian Living Arts, an organization he established in 1998 to support the revival of traditional Khmer performing arts and to inspire contemporary artistic expression.

Arn Chorn Pond, Founder of Cambodian Living Arts

Croatian Museum Of Naïve Art In Zagreb: Meet Director Mira Francetić Malčić

Meet Mira Francetic Malcic, for a tour of the Croatian Museum of Naive Art in Zagreb. Mira offers insights into this "art of the people" movement and an introduction to how it got started in Croatia in the mid-1930s, now a distinct segment of 20th century art.

Croatian Museum Of Naïve Art In Zagreb: Meet Director Mira Francetić Malčić

Meet Maltese Chef Josef Baldacchino on Malta's Cuisine

Traveling to Malta and interested in its cuisine? Check out BCD's interview with Maltese chef Josef Baldacchino who dishes on the Marsaxlokk Sunday fish market, role of street vendors in local culture and influence of Catholic faith on favorite recipes!

Meet Maltese Chef Josef Baldacchino on Malta's Cuisine

On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: Antonio Avilés Burgos of Orocovis

Explore the Puerto Rico santos tradition, a form of religious folk art believed to be at least two centuries old. Meet fourth generation santero Antonio Burgos of Orocovis and learn from collectors about the master artisans and symbolism

On Puerto Rico’s Santos Trail: Antonio Avilés Burgos of Orocovis

An Interview with Victor Bravo, Flamenco Artist & Dance Director at the Flamenco Museum Seville

Victor Bravo is a flamenco artist and Dance Director at the Flamenco Museum Seville, Spain. He has pursued a stage career performing pure flamenco as well as working with classical and modern dance companies. Some of the well-known companies with which he has danced are those of María Pagés, Lauren Postigo and Joaquín Cortés.

An Interview with Victor Bravo, Flamenco Artist & Dance Director at the Flamenco Museum Seville

Ana Ros of Hisa Franko Restaurant: On Risk & Re-Learning Traditions

Ana Ros is co-owner of Hiša Franko restaurant in Slovenia's Soca Valley, where she designs creative dishes with strong flavours and locally sourced ingredients. Let her share her ‘Kilometer Zero’ philosophy, how she combines innovation with tradition, the pros & cons of working with your spouse, and the benefits of being open-minded. She integrates Slovenian heritage and traditions within her food, and what’s she learned from the cuisines of other cultures.

Ana Ros of Hisa Franko Restaurant: On Risk & Re-Learning Traditions

Duke of Argyll & Head of Clan Campbell on His Scottish Heritage, Inveraray Castle & More

Meet His Grace Torquhil Ian Campbell, Chief of Scotland’s Clan Campbell, in this behind-the-scenes glimpse of Inveraray Castle and a look at one of the largest clans of Scotland today.

Duke of Argyll & Head of Clan Campbell on His Scottish Heritage, Inveraray Castle & More

Cenotes in Yucatan, Mexico - The Mayan Waters of Life

Cenotes in Yucatan, Mexico, are one of the countries best loved attractions, and its 3,000 cenotes offer a magical way to cool off and access Mayan mystery. Take the plunge into the turquoise pools like Cenotes Yaax Ek, Zaci and Ik Kil, and immerse yourself in local culture and history!

Cenotes in Yucatan, Mexico - The Mayan Waters of Life

Jose Santos Tamay, Mayan healer: I recognize in you my other I

In Mexico's Yucatan, near the ancient Mayan ruin of Chichen Itza, ancient rituals are still practiced by J'men, or shaman. In this revealing and inspiring interview, Mayan healer Jose Santos Tamay debunks myths about Mayan beliefs and offers insight on cultural and spiritual concepts that are both profound and exceedingly practical.

Jose Santos Tamay, Mayan healer: I recognize in  you my other I

Zapotec Weavers of Santa Ana del Valle in Oaxaca

Mexico's state of Oaxaca is known for its colorful and vibrant arts scene with good reason! Meet father and son tradition-bearers Alberto Sánchez Garcia and Bëërt Sánchez Martinez from the village of Santa Ana del Valle. This powerful profile of sixth-and seventh-generation Zapotec weavers offers insight into their inspiration, creativity and process...as well as a moving story of a father's journey to provide a life, and a legacy, for his son.

Zapotec Weavers of Santa Ana del Valle in Oaxaca

Parachicos, Chiapa de Corzo - Healing old Hurts through Pageantry

Parachicos Chiapa de Corzo, Mexico, is a spectacular festival, filled with meaning behind the Parachicos tradition colourful costumes and joyful dancing. Read about the experience of the festival and about the historic and cultural reasons the exuberance of this Mestizo festival contrasts with the personal boundaries of many Mayans.

Parachicos, Chiapa de Corzo - Healing old Hurts through Pageantry

Malta’s Colorful Boats

Malta's known for its colorful boats; let BCD introduce you to local skippers who offer the history & traditions behind crafts known as Dghajsas, Frigatinas and Luzzus. Take a tour with BCD of Malta's Grand Harbor with impressive architecture created by Knights of St. John. Enjoy a virtual visit the aquamarine waters of the Blue Grotto. Experience the lively fishing harbor of Marsaxlokk Bay where boats sport the Eye of Osiris!

Malta’s Colorful Boats

Archaeologist Reuben Grima on Lessons of Malta's Megalithic Legacy

In powerful Q&A, meet archaeologist Dr. Reuben Grima and get the lowdown on Malta's megalithic legacy. Learn how Malta' ancient architecture reveals themes of identity, community and ritual. Get insight into how the ancient city of Valletta manages to balance preservation and sustainable growth.

Archaeologist Reuben Grima on Lessons of Malta's Megalithic Legacy

Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese & Family: Beloved Italian Institutions

Learn first-hand about Italy's tradition of cheese making from Serena Peveri who is a third-generation member of her family’s artisanal cheese-making enterprise, Ciao Latte. BCD offers exclusive insight of the skill, heart and soul that go into producing this tasty morsel of history. If you're planning to travel abroad, we have information on cultural heritage attractions that will enhance your experience!


Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese & Family: Beloved Italian Institutions