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What Garifuna-American BEING GARIFUNA Blogger Teofilo Colon Jr’s (a.k.a. “Tio Teo”) First Ever On-Camera Interview Was Like

Garifuna-American Teofilo Colon Jr (a.k.a. "Tio Teo") at 2010 Miss Garifuna Pageant

Photo of Tio Teo courtesy of Veteran Garifuna Photographer Marcos L. Mena

Copyright 2010 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  All Rights Reserved.

Readers of this blog who are my Facebook friends know that I was the subject of an on-camera interview last week.  The interview went okay but could have been better.  I won’t know for sure just how interview went until the producers interview a few more Garifuna people, edit the footage and put out the interview in a couple of months.

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  1. August 9, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Teo, congratulations on your first on camera interview. Now that you have made it through the baptism by fire, you can be called an expert. I agree that practice is the key to a successful interview.
    As far as talking points is concerned, as much as we would like to, we don’t control them, the editor does. Which is why it’s better to say a lot than 2 little because u never know which minutes will make it to the final product!

    I just completed my interview with them this afternoon at the Garifuna Coalition Advocacy Center and it went very well.

    Congratulations once again!

    • August 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks for writing, JOSE FRANCISCO AVILA! Yes, you are right, we do NOT control talking points. So it is best to say a lot. Trick is to give the editor something to work with.

      — Tio Teo

  2. Aquina
    August 9, 2010 at 8:55 pm


    • August 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm

      Thanks so much for writing, AQUINA! We will see once the news piece airs. I think it went okay. I am sure the other sources interviewed will help put that piece over the top.

      — Tio Teo

  3. Leslie Bernardez
    August 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    What does being Garifuna mean to me? It means my identity, my sense of being, my culture and survival. As I said before, we are very unique only because we have been able to maintain our identity, culture, and values despite of our oppression from generations to generations.

    • August 9, 2010 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks so much for writing, LESLIE BERNARDEZ! Thanks for contributing what BEING GARIFUNA means to you. Your point is crucial.

      — Tio Teo

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