BATCH – DANCE & MUSIC WITH LATIN ROOTS – BAILE Y MUSICA CON RAICES LATINAS – a Africa interest event taking place on 2017-07-29 14:20:00 in United States
BATCH – DANCE & MUSIC WITH LATIN ROOTS – BAILE Y MUSICA CON RAICES LATINAS Incarnation by Melanie Flanagan Incarnation explores the identity of Yemonja, a Goddess of the Yoruba people of West Africa, who was syncretised into Christian Latin-American culture as a result of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Within Afro-Latin communities, Yemonja is conceptualized in multiple forms, most commonly as a mermaid. Christian colonial forces in the Americas humanized Yemonja in the form of a black Madonna. The two interpretations of the same deity exemplify the adaptation of idols across cultures and the contrasting and sometimes conflicting ideals of these cultures. In this film Yemonja is presented as a figurative character adorned with Afro-Latin symbolism, while the Madonna is illuminated in her humanized form. The choreography embodies Yemonja’s struggle to reconcile her multiple identities and is mirrored by the competing sounds and visuals. Who is Rafael Perez? by Edgar Méndez A young man wishes to impress a young woman by learning dance moves and the only person who can teach him is the grandfather with whom he has a tense relationship. Dance with the heart by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi Jennyselt is a dancer of Afro Cuban Folklore, with great prestige within Cuba and internationally and currently dances with the group Yoruba Andabo. She seeks her successor to keep the legacy of Afro-Cuban culture, dance and religion alive. Jennyselt takes us to the side of Havana that is rarely seen by tourist, Juanelo. Where there is a community project cultivating dreams and teaching the next generation of dancers. Who will she choose to keep the legacy alive? The Toucan by Cameron G. Quevedo As old age and death approach, four folk musicians must bid farewell to a lifestyle once defined by the rural Mexican landscape that surrounds them.
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