Q: Whats the difference between the suitcase and the book bag box?Asked by Safiya L., January 2021
The difference between the suitcase and the bookbag box is that the suitcase box gives you a more hands-on, interactive experience with the musician. You get a live Q &A / Interview where you can ask the artist anything, a live performance that could be 30 min to 1hr (depends on the musician), and also a cultural experience of the musicians choosing which could be language, cooking, dancing, music-related, or anything creative they may choose to showcase their country and culture.
The bookbag box is without that experience but you get to still discover the featured artist as well as get tourism coupons from the country, and other goods from the country.
Q: What do some of the cultural experiences look like?Asked by Safiya L., January 2021
The cultural experiences are of the featured artist's choosing.
It could be anything from them teaching you some of the languages, dance moves from their country, showing you a recipe, teaching you songs, etc. Anything is possible! :)
My cultural experience with the artist was so much fun. The artist taught us some of her viral music video dances as well as drove us around Boston to her favorite spot and told us why. It was great as well as unexpected
Q: The NEWYEARNEWME coupon isn’t working. Is it only good on certain items?Asked by Pamela B., February 2021
Yes, It is currently for the BOOKBAG BOX & SUITCASE BOX. Please try the coupon again and if it does not work I will recreate the coupon for you. :)
Update- the coupon ended on march 9th
Q: How long are the performances in the suitcase box?Asked by Safiya L., January 2021
They can be 30 min to 1hr.
The performance I attended was an hour :)
I got the Welcome to China box as a gift for myself. The overall aesthetic of the box is amazing and beautiful. All the items in the box give me a cultural experience of the country. Thank you Safiya for your hard work and spreading the love of music. I love it.
Thank you for taking the time to review! I’m happy that this gift to yourself was worth your wild! I enjoyed packing for it!
Cheers to this box I really love what I got and heard the artists voice is amazing, if you love travel and miss live shows this box is for you. The opportunity to meet talented new artist from all over the world learning the cultures is indeed a pleasant discovery. I even got coupons in my box and a booklet with a lot of information on the artist homeland . I am dancing ! Cannot wait to order for months to come!
Thank you for your review! Please keep dancing with us!!!!
This box is unlike any other box out there. I have a little bit of an obsession going on with box subscriptions but this one hit home and warmed my heart from the moment I opened the box. It wasn't just a box full of stuff - it was an experience! It felt like Safiya customized this box specifically for me. There was a personalized note, a boarding pass with my name on it to China, a baggage tag and a boarding pass to my next destination - I felt like I was actually going on vacation! The first thing I did was to scan my pass and put the spotify playlist. After reading the travel booklet, I continued to go through each of the items - I could almost feel myself walking through the market and picking out some of them out. The taste of the candies, the smell of the tea, the detail in the edges of the notebook and the music to my ears - I didn't just get a whole lot of beautiful things, I also got to experience China. Through Safiya's World Music Tour you can expect to feel like VIP and to experience a piece of the culture from that country through music and goodies! Not to mention the zoom performance by the featured artist! I cannot wait to visit the next destinations!
My Daughter and I loved watching the Kenya unboxing by Noel on YouTube!!! So I surprised her by getting a subscription and so glad we did. Madagascar was so neat to learn about and the music by Niu Raza was beautiful! We loved receiving each item especially the beautiful jewelry set with stones from the country, and a baobab tree bonsai set we are so excited to try to grow! Thank you so much for the personal touch Safiya!!
Those two items were the favorites this month! I am happy you enjoyed! Love the pics!
I have received my first box & OH MY GOD. I was so impressed. First thing to notice that the extra outer packaging for extra protection. Next, the box was heavy & when opened it was full to top with amazing goodies. I was amazed how well it was packed. Also, it arrived in pretty short time compared to my other subscriptions. I can say that it is one of the best boxes I have received & it worth all the money I spent. Defiantly will keep this subscription & will be waiting for my future boxes.
Wow, this review is everything! Thank you so much! I was so excited to receive your order the first time and I cant wait to see how you will like the jamaica box i am shipping out today :)
If you want a unique experience, treat yourself to this box! The box comes alive with the live experiences. And I'm not sure how Safiya gets so much in the box, but it's AWESOME!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
This is a fantastic box. We were overwhelmed with how many things Safiya curated for this special box! It will be fun to watch the artist and listen the music as a family!
Thank you for this beautiful review! I am so overjoyed you loved it! It has become my favorite box to curate so far! The artist is phenomenal so you will definitely have a lot in store!
Great product! Love that the box includes really helpful and informative travel information... perfect for when we can all travel again! I personally loved how personable the box feels with artist collaboration as many subscription boxes feel purely commercial. Products were great and fun for anyone who is interested in discovering different cultures through means of music, cute products, and many more.
Thank you for your review! I loved co- curating with Blythe on this one!
WOW! I am superlatively amazed! 😍So beautifully, thoughtfully, and intelligently designed and executed.
Each box comes with a QR code on a personalized boarding pass (just for you) so that you can feel the glory of the destination from wherever you are. I got to experience Kenya without budging from LA, and let me say, it is magical! 🇰🇪
I can’t wait to uncover the rest of my travel brochures, attend a zoom concert by Kenyan artist Eduardo Omondi, find a home for my soapstone zebra (Kenny,) learn some Swahili, try on my new handmade earrings by @josina.supplies, and more! 🦓
I even received travel supplies for when I can visit Kenya for real! And thanks to Safiya, I’ll be prepared to enjoy. 😃
Check out my unboxing on Instagram @blythe.bunnee to see for yourself. And let me say, you also must experience it for yourself! Use code BLYTHE for 20% off a Bookbag/Suitcase Box for up to two subscription renewals 😊 You certainly will not regret it!
THIS REVIEW HAS MADE ME SO HAPPY! HAPPY YOU ENJOYED! SEE YOU IN MADAGASCAR NEXT MONTH!
What an amazing virtual trip through Hong Kong and China! The gift box, Blythe Schulte's music, and the zoom meeting discussing the culture felt like I was there! Thank you for your careful thoughtfulness and attention to the details. Well done Safiya!
Hello Travellers! for our first trip we are traveling to a marvelous country in East Africa. Our February box features handcrafted soapstone from skilled artisans, jewelry from a well-known tribe, a spice that will add a subtle and warm flavor to your dish, and some travel gear... Our featured artist is a favorite of mine. This artist's voice is so moving and has a very rich tone. Get ready to be moved by the innovative ways that they merge and combine genres.
Hello Travelers, We are heading south to Madagascar! This Box has some delicious chocolate from an area with a long history of high quality and incredible flavor. A clutch handcrafted with a combination of raffia makes for a striking conversation piece—some gorgeous Madagascar Agate jewelry. I can't spill all the beans! Our Artists music is a blend of jazzy vocals, African groove, a touch of Caribbean beats, and pop. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!!!!! pic by Noel Norcross
We are moving on from the continent of Africa for now! It's been so much fun but now we are on to Asia. To a land of beautiful Jade and Tea. Our artist this month is a multicultural, multi-genre amazing Talent and I am honored to even be graced by her presence. She also has an amazing gift called synesthesia, which means she sees music and other things in color! This Live experience you don't want to miss
It’s a special box because it’s Haitian Heritage month! The month of May carries a number of significant historical and cultural traditions. YOUR NOT EVEN READY FOR THE SUPERSTAR VOCALIST WE HAVE NEXT MONTH. IF YOU HAVENT GOTTEN A SUITCASE BOX YET, This is that’s time to do it! AND IF YOU'RE A FOODIE... YOU DONT WANT TO MISS THIS BOX. This box will make you dance! Haitian Mother's Day 2021 is on, May 30th. PIC BY NOEL NORCROSS
THIS IS NOT A SUITCASE BOX YOU WANT TO MISS! JAMAICA HAS A LOT OF SURPRISES YOU WONT SEE IN ANY OTHER BOX!
I realize that this area of the world is Controversial. I choose This featured artist, at the beginning of the year due to the amazing music he has made. I normally don't spoil anything about the artist but This phenomenal artist plays an amazing and unique Instrument called a Kanun and I want to share his artistry with you. THIS BOX SUPPORTS LOCAL BUSINESSES FROM LITTLE PALESTINE IN PATTERSON NJ. IT HAS SWEETS, SKINCARE, POTTERY, JEWELS, AND MORE, pic maui noel
The land of chai and spice and everything nice!
And we're back to where we started: Kenya! We welcome back featured Artist Eduardo Omondi but this time with Friends!! This box is going to be a tribute to the Massai tribe! It's going to be a very beautiful, colorful box