Tijana is a former writer for ThoughtCo and contributed work for four years. She has traveled around the world recording music, dance, and local customs in their natural settings. While every country and culture had something exciting to offer, Latin music is her primary passion. As a native of Los Angeles, she grew up surrounded by Mexican boleros and ranchera music.
Tijana has studied salsa and plena styles of dance in Puerto Rico and took part in a cultural exchange trip to Cuba, where she interviewed and recorded local musicians and composers.
Tijana has been a member of various local ethnic dance ensembles and has played flamenco guitar, keyboards, and percussion with several bands.
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