Film and Performance: “Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories”

“Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture. Yet, since its inception, theorists have sidelined the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians to this art form.”

Gurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories, a feature-length documentary from anthropologist Miguel Ángel Rosales, explores the contribution of Afro-Andalusians to flamenco as the art form developed. Gurumbé (72 min, in Spanish with English subtitles) has won numerous awards in the festival circuit and it is currently premiering around the world.


December 3rd, 2017,  join us at La Nacional  at 7 pm for a special screening and flamenco performance featuring dancer Yinka Ese Graves, who is featured in the film.  There will also be a round table discussion with the performers and the director, moderated by our visiting scholar, K. Meira Goldberg. In addition to organizing numerous conferences and flamenco events with the Foundation for Iberian Music, Goldberg is the author of Flamenco on the Global Stage and Sonidos Negros: On the Blackness of Flamenco (forthcoming, Oxford Univ. Press).

Advance tickets are available for a discount through Eventbrite: $15-20.

Yinka Ese Graves

You can also see Graves perform at Gibney Dance, November 30–December 2. Tickets for Gibney are on sale now.