CELEBRATING THE AFRICAN ROOTS OF FLAMENCO : NYADIFF

NYADIFF

CELEBRATING THE AFRICAN ROOTS OF FLAMENCO

SUNDAY, DECEMBER, 10TH 2017 @ 2PM

Cowin Center, Teachers College

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GURUMBE: AFRO-ANDALOUSIAN MEMORIES

 M. Angel Rosales, Spain/Mexico/Portugal/Senegal, 2016, Documentary/History, Music, 72 min, in Spanish with English subtitles.

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.

SCREENING FOLLOWED BY LIVE FLAMENCO PERFORMANCE

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Flamenco demonstration by 

YINKA ESI GRAVES

Co-founder, choreograph and dancer for Dotdotdot Dance

 

Q&A with director after the screening and performance!

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