4/25 – Sacred Drumming Traditions of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti & Puerto Rico – NY

Painting by José Orbein

City Lore
in collaboration with
Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture


(The Drum Calls)

Sacred Drumming Traditions of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico

Saturday, April 25, 2009

This program will look at the connections between Afro-Cuban, Afro-Dominican, and Haitian sacred drumming traditions and some of the other cultural expressions connected to them. The day-long program would feature a keynote speaker, dance and music performances of the three traditions, panel discussions of scholars discussing the languages—poetic and ritual—of the three cultures, and the Congo heritage in the Caribbean, and an exhibit of the line drawings common to all traditions.
1:00pm, Keynote address
“The Kongo Atlantic Visual Tradition”
Dr. Robert Farris Thompson

2:00-3:45pm, Panel discussion
“Voices of the Sacred: Abakuá, Lucumí and Vodoú”
Dr. Oluseye Adesola, Dr. Ivor Miller, Dr. Lois Wilcken

4:00-5:45pm, Panel discussion
“¿Qué palo es? What Congo tradition are you from?”
Dr. Martha Ellen Davis, Alex LaSalle, Dr. Ivor Miller, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega
Moderator: Dr. Roberta Singer

7:30-9:30pm, Concert
Pa’lo Monte, La Troupe Makandal, Proyecto Enyenison Enkama

Emcee: Ned Sublette

All day long in the lobby there will be an exhibition of artwork related to these traditions by José Orbein, Kesler Pierre, and Osvaldo Sánchez, as well as books for sale.
Admission for the concert: $15 (all other events are free)

For tickets please call the Hostos Box Office at 718-518-4455 or go to Hostos events website.
For more information please call City Lore at 212-529-1955 x306 or emartinez@citylore.org

Hostos Community College
450 Grand Concourse at 149 St. The Bronx

Subway direction:

#2, 4, 5 stop right there at 149th St. & Grand Concourse.
Funding provided by National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Sherman Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts and New York Council for the Humanities.
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