Afro-latino Program – BHM 2018 : NYADIFF

NYADIFF

Afro-latino Program – BHM 2018

SUSANA BACA: MEMORIA VIVA

SUN, Feb 4th @ 2:00pm – 263 Macy (Teachers College, Columbia University)     

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DIRECTED BY MARK DIXON PERU ND BELGIUM | 2003 | SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 54 MIN

Susana Baca is not only a champion in the performance and preservation of Afro-Peruvian heritage, but also an elegant singer whose shimmering voice sings of love, loss and life. Susana and her husband Ricardo Pereira have founded the Instituto Negrocontinuo “Black Continuum” in Lima, a spirited facility for the exploration, expression, and creation of Black Peruvian culture. While Baca has dedicated herself to researching and performing virtually all forms of Afro-Peruvian folklore, it is the lando that has become her trademark. This slow to mid-tempo, highly evocative mix of Spanish, Indigenous and African rhythms has become what the son is to Cuba, or the samba to Brazil–the lando is the sound of Black Peru.

SONS OF BENKOS 

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DIRECTED BY LUCAS SILVA COLOMBIA AND FRANCE | 2003 | SPANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES | 52 MIN

An entertaining documentary that explores the African culture of Colombia through music. The film presents the music of the Sons of Benkos, one of the most important Black leaders in the fight for freedom during the times of slavery in Colombia. The film also shows the evolution of Afro-Colombian music over time through the fusion of Cuban and contemporary African rhythms with traditional Afro-Colombian music.

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