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Rico Washington

New York, NY, USA

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Overview

  • 14 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 113, Male
  • Member since 2009
  • Freelance music journalist
  • Bachelor's degree in African & Afric...
  • From Washington DC area.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To be a globetrotter extraordinaire. Meeting as many interesting, like-minded people along my journey as possible. Actualizing my world citizenship one step at a time.

ABOUT ME

Freelance music journalist/ singer-songwriter living in New York City. My life's passion can be summed up in three words: I LOVE MUSIC! I worked at both major and independent record labels and have been a music journalist for the past 8 years. Finished a two month stint in Brazil in late 2013 where I traveled to various cities along the coast. Life-changing experience. You can read about part of my experience here:

http://www.ebony.com/photos/life/in-brazil-is-blackness-lost-in-translation-333#axzz2k0KnRGAk

Since 2009, I have embarked on a variety of photo-based art projects. One of them has received a grant and fiscal sponsorship from one of the most prestigious arts organizations in the country! You can take a look at the project here

http://www.debunkthemyth.org

It was on exhibit in New York City at the Gordon Parks Gallery for three months this spring and received lots of press. From September 2014 to March 2015, it was on exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society and was the subject of an NPR story.

In addition to my other talents, I'm certified to teach English. Currently bouncing around, so I'm not able to host. But I'm always open to meeting people with a good sense of humor and a zest for life! I'm very much into learning about new cultures and open to new life experiences! Feel free to contact me for more info!

PHILOSOPHY

The world is so vast and rife with experiences. Why stay confined to one corner of it? It is my personal objective to expand my cultural and social horizons and gain a better understanding of the world we live in.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting and surfing with the best of the best! Learning and teaching as much as I can during my hosting and surfing experiences.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

First experience: stayed with a friend in West Philadelphia in a fellow Couch Surfer's spare room. Came to town to help canvas during Barack Obama's first run for presidency. Wonderful experience!

Interests

MUSIC, MUSIC, and MUSIC!! I love to read, gather facts about history, writing, singing/ songwriting, hearing new music, meeting new people, going new places.

Music, Movies & Books

Trainspotting, The Matrix, The Color Purple, Network, The Parallax View, Pressure (dir. Horace Ove), Life & Debt...and too many others resting on my hard drive to mention!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Watched a sunrise on Leme beach in Rio. A very humbling, awesome sight.

Teach, Learn, Share

My motto.

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, Jamaica, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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