Community Outreach Meeting, Reception and Exclusive Screening of Cuando Los Espiritus Bailan Mambo (When the Spirits Dance Mambo) with special guest, filmmaker Dr. Marta Moreno Vega.
Cuando Los Espiritus Bailan Mambo (When the Spirits Dance Mambo)
The film has been described as a triumphant voyage of faith and power, as well as a testament to the strength and triumph of the human spirit. Tracing the role of sacred African thought and practices into the formation of Cuban society, culture and music, the documentary pays tribute to the mirror-image ritual energy that traveled from west Africa over to Cuba and New York. The film is a celebration of the tradition of ancestor worship, and it documents the roots of the sacred African religion, La Regla de Ocha (known as Santeria) as practiced in Matanzas, Santiago de Cuba and Havana.
FYI -- info forwarded from Alex Tucker, Bunche Center for African American Studies, and Cory Gooding, Center for the Study of Race Ethnicity and Politics -- for more, contact Cory at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Date: Monday, July 10, 2006
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
First Floor, State Room
308 Westwood Blvd., UCLA campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cost: Free and open to the public; parking is available in lot 6 for $8.
Sponsor(s): Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics, UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, The IAF (Inter-American Foundation), and The Global Afro-Latino and Caribbean Initiative, in conjunction with the National Council of La Raza. Information on non-ASC events is posted for informational purposes and does not reflect opinions of or endorsements by African Studies Center personnel.