Check out- City SEEDS Lecture Series: Aesthetic and Cultural Expressions of African-Derived Religions

Date: Monday, October 31, 2011
Time: 7PM

“CANGA MUNDELE: TRACING THE SECRET OF BOMBA FROM SAINT-DOMINGUE TO NEW ORLEANS TO PUERTO RICO”

Ned Sublette and Alexander LaSalle will provide a little-known and recently excavated history of the transnational and transcolonial relationship between New Orleans, Saint-Domingue, Haiti, and Puerto Rico as it relates to the 19th century origins of the bamboula, or as it’s pronounced in Kikongo, bámbula. The talk will show how the Haitian Revolution figures as one of the prominent sources of the generative explosions of popular music in the hemisphere, transforming New Orleans into the musical capital for which it is still known. The lecture will be accompanied by a short musical performance.

RSVP:
Please RSVP at abenedicty@ccny.cuny.edu or (212) 925-6625, ext 207.
Please bring a valid picture i.d.

Location:
Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education
The City College of New York
25 Broadway, 7th floor (in front of the bull statue at Wall Street)
New York NY 10004
(212) 925-6625, ext 0
Subways: 4 or 5 to Bowling Green; R or 1 to Rector Street; J or Z to Broad Street

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