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Join the Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies Department for a screening of the documentary Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories followed by a conversation with director Miguel Ángel Rosales.

"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. In Gurumbe: Afro-Andalusian Memories, their story is finally told."

Cosponsored by the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives and the departments of Africana Studies, History, Film Media Theater, Sociology and Anthropology.

Miguel Angle Rosales head shot

The Afrodiaspora in Spanish Culture
A Q&A with 2022 William Allan Neilson Professor Miguel Angel Rosales

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  • Cara Lapenas
  • Iris Ramos
  • Katie Dalessi
  • Jean Janecki

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