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February 9: Groove with Sancocho and explore African culture in Latin America

Popular local group Sancocho performs "Nuestra Diaspora: One Beat, One Heart," African-influenced music and dance at IMA

When: Friday February 9 7:30 p.m.
Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art Deer Zink Pavilion

Sancocho, (san-KO-choh) is a stew in Latin America that combines meats, vegetables and spices to create a unique taste. Using this metaphor, Sancocho Music and Dance Collage focuses on music and dance traditions from the African diaspora—the unique artistic traditions that began with the journeys of Africans to the New World. Nuestra Diaspora (“Our Diaspora”) brings to life the African elements of the arts in Cuba, Puerto Rico and the U.S., including religious and secular dances such as Rumba, Bailes Orishas, Bomba and Plena.

Nuestra Diaspora is presented in conjunction with the Star Studio exhibition William Rasdell: African Roots in Cuban Soil and Black History Month. $10 public; $5 IMA members and students; children under 12 free
If this event sounds interesting, you should explore some other cross-fertilizations of Africans in the Americas, such as the Affrilachian Poets February 8, or the Brazilian film "Favela Rising" at IMA the same day. Or groove with the Urban Drum Emsemble April 26.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great performance!
Full of beat and passion!

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