The Maracas

Relationship: Im/migrant
The maracas
The maracas

I came to the United States in 2012 when I was just 12. My parents decided to bring me to this country because there's a lot of poverty, drugs, political corruption in Honduras, but in 2016 I decided to go back to visit my mom and some friends.  Wilmer was an Indigenous from Honduras who passed away in 2013. He was one of my best buddies, he was really into the Garifuna culture stuff he liked the dance called punta, and there he learned how to make maracas which I bought with me in 2016 when I went to visit my country. Those maracas remind me of my country and him, I promise to his mom that I would take of it all the time.

Place(s): honduras
Year: 2012

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Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant