Time: December 10, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
Street: 525 W 120th St, Milbank, Chapel
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://nyadiff.org/
Event Type: film, festival
Organized By: NY ADIFF
Latest Activity: Nov 27, 2017
Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture. Since its inception, theorists have sidelined the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians.
Commercial exploitation of the American colonies brought hundreds of Africans to Spain to be sold as slaves, forming a population who over time managed to gain space in a society wrought with racial prejudices. Music and dance were a fundamental part of their expression and the most important affirmation of their identity. As the black population began to disappear from Spain in the late 19th century, so too did their contribution to this extraordinary art form. In Gurumbé, their story is finally told. Directed by M. Angel Rosales, Spain/Mexico/Portugal/Senegal, 2016, Documentary/History, Music, 72 min, in Spanish with English subtitles.
Flamenco demonstration by YINKA ESI GRAVES Co-fondator, choregraph et dancer for Dotdotdot Dance