Posts tagged afrolatina
Posts tagged afrolatina
Let the Spirit Move You is a celebration of ancestral belief systems that are a proud and important part of our cultural legacy as African descendants. The documentary focuses on the African based spiritual traditions that continue in Puerto Rico grounded in ancestral worship - espiristmo. Because of misinformation and preconceptions, to date there is little information on the sacred African traditions that are part of the cultural life of Puerto Rico. These traditions have generally been practiced out of public view and now with the advent of Evangelical types of religions labeling these traditions as “devil worship” many practitioners out of fear are going further underground or giving up these important historical ancestral traditions.
Produced by: Dr. Marta Moreno Vega
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NEGRO: A docu-series about Latino Identity - Edition 1 DVDs ready to go!
I threw in a key words and phrases list used in the video, such as ‘gente de color’, ‘bozales’, ‘quilombo’ and others, for those who are compelled for further research.
RT: 120 min
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‘NEGRO’ shorts will be screened in Toronto at the 13th Annual aluCine Latin Film+ Media Arts Festival during the ‘Defining Afro-Latin@’ Friday Mar 29, 2013 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
[video en inglés y español] Raka Dun and Raka Rich of Los Rakas discuss how blackness is viewed in Panama and appreciating ones culture and background. - Raka Dun y Raka Rich de Los Rakas discutir cómo negritud se ve en Panamá y apreciar la cultura y los antecedentes.
Encuentro Diaspora Afro and In.A.Dash.Media, in collaboration with the UMASS Center for African, Caribbean and Community development and the Red de Mujeres Afro, present a film screening of “NEGRO” a docu-series exploring identity, colonization, racism and the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean and the color complex among Latinos. Through candid interviews, the social manifestations and consequences of the deep-seated color complex is deconstructed.
A Q & A panel with the filmmaker, Dash Harris and Encuentro Diaspora Afro staff will follow.
Friday, March 22
UMass - Boston Campus
Wheatley Building, 1st FL Room 31
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
The “Negro: A Docu-series about Latino Identity” series is available for online streaming rental
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An Afro-Latina X-Men character: Dr. Cecilia Reyes is a Marvel Comics character who was briefly a member of the X-Men. Created by writer Scott Lobdell and artist Carlos Pacheco, she first appeared in X-Men vol. 2 #65 (June 1997).
Raised in the Bronx, she is an Afro-Latin American (originating from Puerto Rico) medical doctor specializing in trauma surgery. She has the mutant ability to project a force field around her body. Unlike most X-Men, she has no interest in superheroics, and desires only to live an ordinary life, having been forced into the team by circumstance.
By Marta Moreno Vega, Marinieves Alba, Yvette Modestin
I know these three women and I admire them so much! And this book, this book, just bought it today at La Casa Azul on 103 & Lexington, NYC—Can’t. Put. It. Down.
Finished this in a few days. Get on it.
It’s an old one aside from my extreme issues with semantics used, it’s a starting point for those unawares.