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Play, Jankunu Play

Lunch Matters

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Includes a post-screening discussion moderated by José Francisco Ãvila

Directed by Oliver N. Greene, Play, Jankunu Play focuses on the wanaragua, a processional that blends African, European, and Native American traditions. Every December, dancers adorn themselves in colorful masks and costumes to both satirize former colonial oppressors, and symbolically affirm their own cultural identity.

About the Speaker

José Francisco Ãvila was born in the Garifuna village of Cristales, and grew up in the city of La Ceiba in Honduras. He is the president and co-founder of the Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc, which advocates for the improvement of the social, economic, political, and cultural conditions of New York’s Garifuna Community. Ãvila has produced and promoted Garifuna-American Heritage Month in New York for the past seven years.

Tickets: $15.00

Member price: Free

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