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Belgium's Magical Blue Carpet

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A Jamaican, a German, an Ethiopian and a French person walk through a beech forest...
...and have a wonderful time laughing, marvelling, and frolicking in a sea of Bluebells that form an ethereal layer just above the forest floor amidst the skinny trunks of the trees of the forest. The beech trees, in fresh bloom, seem to stretch like I do every morning, towards to sunlight.
Every spring for 3 weeks only, Hallerbos, a beech forest near Halle, Belgium, becomes a place of magic, myth and wonder and a sea of blue.
Enjoy the view!










#MyCulturalVoice Profile: Stef Thomas

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Country of Origin:​ JamaicaUltra excited about this art form: Figure Skating Loves to travel to: ​Anywhere with non-mainstream cultural dynamicsTrend you love:​​Bold lipstick #epic Underground artist to watch: Film Maker Sabrina Colie Risk averse, Risk Tolerant or Risk Taker: Depends on the outcome of last risk taken Artistic Side:​ Hard to distinguish, I find art in most experiences Life Motto: ​‘Just keep swimming’





Very good at:  ​Strategic Planning ​

#MyCulturalVoice Profile: Monica Minott

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Country of Origin: Jamaica Ultra excited about this art form: Poetry Loves to travel to: Paris, France Trend you love: Increased Accessibility of Literature Underground artist to watch: Jamaican Painter Kai Watson Risk averse, Risk Tolerant or Risk Taker: Risk Tolerant Artistic Side: Anything I'm Passionate About Life Motto: Plant More Grass




#MyCulturalVoice Profile: Andrey Dryakin

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Country of Origin: Russian Federation
Ultra excited about this art form: Seascapes by Ivan Aivazovsky
​Loves to travel to: New York.
Trend you love: Classical concerts, especially of Symphony Orchestras
Underground artist to watch: Ms. Olga Vasilyeva – «pathfinder» of Russian Aug(De)Mented Reality
Risk averse, Risk Tolerant or Risk Taker: ABSOLUTE Risk Taker
Artistic Side: Guitar player
Life Motto: Be the change you want to see in the world  






Very good at: Fulfilling targets and cooking omelet.
Outspoken about: Interpersonal communication.
Inspired by: My father.

#MyCulturalVoice Profile: Enola Williams

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Country of Origin: Jamaica Ultra excited about this art form:World Music ​Loves to travel to: Seychelles, Africa & Haiti Trend you love: Travelling Underground artist to watch: Samuele Vivian (Guitarist) Risk averse, Risk Tolerant or Risk Taker: Risk Taker Artistic Side: Producing Shows Life Motto: Positive, Creative Energy




Very good at: Interacting w/ People
Outspoken about: Social Justice & Environment Awareness Inspired by: Achievement Against Odds
Cultural Icon: Picasso E

#MyCulturalVoice Profile: Lisa Monique Barker

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Country of Origin:​Jamaica
Ultra excited about this art form: The performing arts (particularly theatre) Loves to travel to: ​Countries around the world
Trend you love:​​ Almost anything related to natural Black hair
Underground artist to watch: ​Takashi Hirano
Risk averse, Risk Tolerant or Risk Taker: Calculated risk taker
Artistic Side:​​Languages and linguistic pursuits
Life Motto: ​'It's not enough to merely exist. LIVE!'





Very good at:  ​Public speakingOutspoken about:​​Human rights and equality
Inspired by:​Mavericks
Cultural Icon: ​The Hon. Dr. LouiseBennett-Coverley
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#MyCulturalVoice: Randy McLaren

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Country of Origin: Jamaica
Ultra excited about this art form:Reggae Dub Poetry ​                        Loves to travel to: Africa (Zambia)
Trend you love: Females Wearing Their Natural Hair
Underground artist to watch: Prince Levy (Singer)
Risk averse, Risk Tolerant or Risk Taker: Risk Taker
Artistic Side: