Welcome to the September 2014 issue of online magazine Perceptive Travel, the home of great travel stories from book authors and the latest notable travel book and world music reviews. Here's what we've got in store for you:
Dance of Betrayal in Nairobi - Camille Cusumano
On a volunteer program to teach tango to poor youths in Kenya, a teacher gets schooled in the ways of systemic poverty and corruption.
Rites of Passage in Myanmar's Tribal Highlands - Michael Shapiro
Following the clanging and drumming of ancient music in a Burmese hill town, a visitor stumbles upon a two-day ceremony filled with color and spectacle.
Harvesting the Spirit of Cannabis in the Pacific Northwest - Becky Garrison
After only dabbling with weed in the post-college days, a writer looks into the palate of smoke and the a green gold rush when marijuana goes from illegal to commercial.
World Music Reviews - Graham Reid
A rare union of NYC and Guinea, time-travel in India on a collection from the vaults, classic old soul from Africa, and a surprisingly good compilation of an otherwise overly-familiar genre.
Travel Book Reviews - William Caverlee
Riding the seas on a gargantuan warship, going from the top of Everest to the sea, and apparently we need one more pictorial list book from Lonely Planet.
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