¡NOSOTROS GENTE! Afro-Descendants Telling Our Stories, Empowering Our People

Date & Time
Sunday, June 30, 2019 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location
African American History and Culture Museum
Oprah Winfrey Theater
Event Type
Performances
Cost
Free
About this Event
Join NMAAHC and the Inter-American Foundation for an early evening event focused on global Afro-descendants.  Storytellers from the United States and Colombia will perform and connect the oral traditions of African Americans and Afro-Latin Americans. Listen to and explore how their shared oral traditions communicate their dignity, empower their identities and foster their resilience despite difficult past and present conditions. A panel discussion and reception will follow the performance.

Performances will be simultaneously translated into English and Spanish. Full program: www.iaf.gov…

¡NOSOTROS GENTE! (We the People!) is dedicated to Afro-Ecuadorian oral historian, storyteller and folklorist, Juan García Salazar (1944-2017), who donated the first object to NMAAHC’s collection. The object, a boat seat, features a carving of Anansi the Spider, the African folktale figure, and represents an ancestral bridge between West Africa and the Americas.

This program received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

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