Tamil Culture: Identity

To me, identity means culture. I’ve come to find myself in the wonderful Tamil culture and there’s definitely a lot to it. Growing up (and still to this day), I’ve been surrounded by cultural music, as my mom is a singer. I cannot count how many times I've been to band practices in small basements, or how many parties or shows I’ve been to where I sat by the DJ. I’ve never enjoyed anything so much. I'm always thrilled to go to the shows and band rehearsals, because it’s come to be a part of me.My mother also learned a cultural dance, bharatanatyam, while she was growing up. I’ve heard so many stories and tales of Tamil culture, including how it came to be, yearly rituals, and even just life back in the days. -Annetzia Joseph

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