Opening Friday, December 8th, from 4PM - 6PM
Join us in welcoming Director Miguel Ángel Rosales and dancer Yinka Graves for a screening and conversation around “Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusian Memories”. The documentary will be screened with English subtitles.
About the film:
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: Andalusian Memories, their story is finally told.
The venue is physically accessible and has gender neutral restrooms. Please contact the CSRPC at 773.702.8063 with any accommodation requests or questions