AfroMundo Festival: Screening & Panel Discussion
This Spanish/w English subtitles documentary explores Spain’s slave owning & slave trafficking past that links its ports to one in Vera Cruz. It also depicts the influence of that shared slave past on Spanish and Mexican culture, particularly on Flamenco and Son Jarocho. Panelists Carolina “Caro” Acuña-Olvera, Rosalinda Rojas, and Yvonne B. Hamilton Gutierrez are members of the Black Flamenco Network, also known as FUAAD—Flamencos Unidos Africanos y Afro Descendientes.
Free community event
Shared Roots: A Celebration of Afro-Latinx Culture
AfroMundo was born of a desire to counter alienation and marginalization by fostering civic engagement. It was therefore founded on the principles of convite—an age-old collaborative tradition that enables community members to pool their talents and scarce resources for rituals of life, socialization and mutual support, whether to collectively harvest each other’s fields, erect homes, tend to the sick, bury the dead, celebrate Feast Days or organize festivals, thus strengthening communal bonds and ensuring that no one toils, grieves or celebrates alone.
In the spirit of convite which takes into account that communities are wellsprings of wisdom, talents and skills, AfroMundo is a diverse, multigenerational collective of tradition bearers, storytellers, community historians, artists, cultural specialists and humanities scholars with the shared goal of nurturing community through meaningful traditional as well as contemporary cultural, artistic, and humanities programs designed to nourish the soul, address inequities, spark informed dialogues, and establish alliances to combat racism and bias.
For other festival activities please go to AfroMundo.org or AfroMundo Organization on Facebook.