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October 2017

Bomba Dance Community Workshop

October 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Redobles de Cultura Afro-Borinquena presents Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance and Percussion Community Workshops. The team of three New York City practitioners of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba will be in the Triangle area to offer dynamic and engaging dance and drumming workshops.  Workshops offer exploratory instruction on both Bomba dance and drumming. The sessions teach fundamental techniques of Bomba dance, engages participants on the roles of percussion instrumentation and how these are developed in concert with the dance movements and more. The…

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Bomba Dance Community Workshop

October 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
RENA Community Center, 101 Edgar Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Redobles de Cultura Afro-Borinquena presents Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance and Percussion Community Workshops. The team of three New York City practitioners of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba will be in the Triangle area to offer dynamic and engaging dance and drumming workshops.  Workshops offer exploratory instruction on both Bomba dance and drumming. The sessions teach fundamental techniques of Bomba dance, engages participants on the roles of percussion instrumentation and how these are developed in concert with the dance movements and more. The…

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: ‘Footprints of Pan-Africanism’ (U.S., 2017)

October 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This evening's screening will feature Footprints of Pan-Africanism (U.S., 2017). The documentary revisits the era of Ghana’s emergence into independence, when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora participated in building a liberated territory. This movement, rooted in the determination to reassert black people’s humanity and recover from the impact of slavery and colonialism, constituted an essential, indispensable part of the global Pan-African vision for liberation, which in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s ushered in no less than a black political…

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: ‘Kemtiyu: Cheikh Anta’ (Senegal, 2016)

October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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This evening's community screening will take place at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham, N.C. The featured film is Kemtiyu: Cheikh Anta (Senegal, 2016). In this full length documentary, historian and scientist Cheikh Anta Diop argued that ancient Egyptians were black through linguistics and carbon dating. He was also a fervent Pan Africanist who called for the United States of Africa. With original music score by pianist Randy Weston, this beautifully presented portrait is a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated…

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: Lunch and Short Film Series

October 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This event features a free lunch and screening of a series of short films. The films include: The Big Chop (U.S., 2016). The Big Chop follows 10-years-old Kris on her natural hair journey of self-love and acceptance. Once a die-hard lover of her big Afro, negative hints from her mom and teasing on the playground causes Kris to get a perm. She continues to perm her hair as an adult until one day she has had enough. She stands in the mirror, and…

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November 2017

Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: Double Feature

November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This event features a double screening of two films. The first film shown will be Trail of Hope (Mauritania, 2016). On the deserted highway to Nouadhibou, a young self-centered taxi driver meets a woman whose story becomes a stimulating experience on morality and responsibility towards women’s rights. The second film shown will be Yemanjá: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil (Brazil, U.S., 2015). Yemanjá is a film about a little known history 
and contemporary expression of Africa in the Americas, known as Candomblé. Please RSVP on…

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: Lunch and Short Film Series

November 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This event features a free lunch and screening of a series of short films. The films include:   Masters of Rhythm with Addendum (Peru, U.S., 2016). This glimpse of the rarely seen Afro-Peruvian culture and music adds to the encyclopedia of African diaspora culture. Rich music and wonderful dancing help to transport the viewer to the Barrios of Peru. SMŌKD (U.S., 2017). Twelve grand jurors deliberate whether to indict, or not indict, a police officer who killed a man during an arrest. Night Shift (U.S.,…

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: ‘Vaya’ (South Africa, 2017)

November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This event will feature a screening of Vaya (South Africa, 2017). In this film, three separate stories are woven together to create a gripping yet compassionate portrait of small-town characters immersed in the intimidating, alluring and dangerous world of big-city Johannesburg and Soweto. Please RSVP on the event page.

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Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Films: Lunch and Film Screening

November 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sonja Haynes Stone Center, 150 South Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This event features a full length film screening and a free lunch. The film shown will be The Last Revolutionary (U.S., 2016). In this film, two comrades from the black revolutionary days whose lives have taken much different paths get back together several years later. During the dramatic and humorous confrontation, secrets are exposed about both men – personally and politically – that lead to a life and death situation. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a lunch.

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