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Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusian Memories

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture. Yet, since its inception, theorists have sidelined the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians to this art form. Commercial exploitation of the American colonies brought hundreds of Africans to Spain to be sold as slaves, forming a population which, 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. With the timely, poignant documentary “Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusian Memories,” the full story of African influence on flamenco and Spanish culture is finally told.

Following the screening of “Gurumbe,” audiences will experience a live performance by rising international Flamenco artist Aliesha Bryan, winner of the 2016 Flamenco Certamen USA. The program will conclude with a conversation and reflection led by Dr. Brenda Dixon Gottschild, Professor Emerita of Dance Studies at Temple University, and author of “The Black Dancing Body: A Geography From Coon to Cool.” Along with Aliesha Bryan, Dr. Gottschild will be joined in conversation by Flamenco artist and scholar, K. Meira Goldberg, author of the newly released book, “Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco.”

PhilAesthetic: AAMP Celebrates the African Diaspora in Philly has been generously supported by PNC Arts Alive.

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Date:
April 28
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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https://www.aampmuseum.org/philaesthetic.html

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The African American Museum in Philadelphia
Phone:
(215) 574-0380
Email:
info@aampmuseum.org
Website:
https://www.aampmuseum.org/

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The African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Phone:
(215) 574-0380
Website:
https://www.aampmuseum.org/
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