Event's DetailsGurumbé: Afro-Andalusian Memories, a feature-length documentary by anthropologist Miguel Ángel Rosales, explores the contribution of Afro-Andalusians to flamenco music and dance. Silenced by European history books, African slaves had a tremendous presence in Spain and Portugal from the sixteenth century until the nineteenth century. The documentary has begun a debate about the relation of flamenco’s musical routes to the routes of African slavery, the history of slave trade in Spain, and the percentage of black population in Spain until the nineteenth century, predominantly in big slave-trade ports like Seville and Cadiz.
Ana León-Távora, chair of the Department of Modern Languages, will make opening remarks. León-Távora was born and raised in Seville, Spain.
Event's LocationSalem Elberson Fine Arts Center
500 E Salem Ave Winston-Salem 27101, United States