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!
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!
Just Amazing!!!!! WOW
Way beyond my expectations!!!! Love it.
The live zoom experience was incredibly special and personal. I am seriously looking forward to the next!
Thank you Safiya
YAYYYYYYYY! I am so happy you loved it! Cant wait to meet you on Sunday for the I've experience!
Welcome to Kenya is an amazing box! The packaging was so lovely, the QR CODES are user friendly and the contents exceeded my expectations. The traditional music played in the background as I explored,read, virtually visited while I enjoyed treasures from Kenya. I’m looking forward to having a Kenyan dinner for my grandchildren. So beautifully presented and generous💜🌺💜
Thank you Jacqueline for your wonderful review! Thank you for believing in my box and taking a chance with me. Looking forward to many travel through music adventures with you!
This box was curated really beautifully. I got a sneak peak of it and Safiya really did a great job seeking out small businesses to put in the box and she's actively working with the featured artists so that you get the most interactive experiences with them. A someone who can't work as a musician or stage hand due to the pandemic and also loves going on tour, this box definitely gives me something to look forward to every month. I didn't even know what a subscription box was but this was a great introduction.... also you gotta taste the tea in this box! Its now my favorite tea
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this thoughtful review! I appreciate it so much!
This box and the experiences are amazing!!! The thoughtfulness with which the contents are curated, the live experience... wow!! This is not a box to be missed!!!
This box is sure to make you want to dance. See the sites and smells of a country that has a lot of flavoring in its pasts. This month you get to bring a little piece of the Caribbean home. you might get some creole, you might get some jerk. I am willing to share that you will find some delicious coconut Fry Jacks bound to transport you to this destination. In this sunny location , you will be meeting a soulful songstress who's voice is bound to give you goosebumps.
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. Please let me. know if your a mother or gifting for you