HERENCIA AFRICANA: AFRICAN HERITAGE IN LATINO CULTURE
Join Cafe Con Leche as we celebrate the African roots in Latino culture. African cultures have had tremendous influence on the economic, social, cultural, linguistic and racial identity of Latin America. This event will bring people together around good food while exploring the North and West African roots of Latin America. Free and appropriate for all ages.
A Live performance of Yemaya, the Yoruba goddess of the sea. Yemaya moves flawlessly to the sacred sound of the bata drums, luring her audience with playful laughter and her jubilant energy. This Afro-Cuban dance is aesthetically charming and powerful. Teanna Medina, Afro-Cuban descent, is the daughter of Yemaya and a strong believer of the African goddess. Each tap of the drum for her represents the beat of life.
BOMBAZO! Gena y Calle Bomba will perform live Puerto Rican Bomba music. Bomba combines West African, Taino and Spanish music traditions to create a dance that is based in the creative relationship between dancers, percussionists, and singers. For more information on Gena, please visit her website, www.machetekisumontao.com
Special Guest: Sha-King Cehum will be interviewed by Genevieve from The AP Collection. Sha-King is a native Pittsburgher & child of Puerto Rican "jibaros". A former musician, Sha-King now directs his energy into social entrepreneurship with his love for food, alongside his love for Caribbean/Latin American history & culture.
During the event Genevieve Barbee from The AP Collection will be recording interviews with the evening's performers and attendees. Visit her website,www.apcollector.net to learn more about The AP Collection podcast and listen to past interviews (also available on iTunes). You can follow her on Twitter @apcollector.
Sweet Peaches will be making dessert! Sweet peaches is a catering company & cafe located in the neighborhood of Allentown. The deceptively simple food focuses on seasonal ingredients & playful takes on family and cultural favorites.
All dishes served will reflect various African ingredients and cooking styles common in Latin American and Spain.
Arroz y Habichuelas (rice and beans - veg)
Mollejas Guisadas (chicken gizzard stew)
Dessert by Sweet Peaches!
PLACE & TIME
Sunday, April 6th, 12-3pm
Most Wanted Fine Arts
5015 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh 15224
This is a FREE event!