I live abroad to immerse myself in other peoples' cultures. But every once in a while, you see your own culture reflected back at you.
Amira and I were slogging across a part of Mexico City on foot recently, trying desperately to not get enticed into one of the many amazing restaurants on our route.
But one place looked too great to pass up, so we went inside. The restaurant is called Aurora Roma ( https://www.yelp.com/biz/aurora-roma-m%C3%A9xico ). They seated us right in front of the band. Turns out it was a Mexican trio playing American jazz.
Of course, American jazz is heavily influenced by so called "latin" styles. But this was a style of jazz without a latin influence, and they were truly great.
Another incredible product of nomad serendipity.