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Friday, September 12 • 7:10pm - 8:30pm
They Are We

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Special Guest Film Introduction by: Chief Nathaniel B. Styles, Jr. 

Can a family separated by the transatlantic slave trade sing and dance its way back together? In Perico, Cuba an Afro-Cuban group has kept alive songs and dances that their ancestor, known only as Josefa, brought aboard the slave ship from Africa. They preserved them proudly despite slavery, poverty and repression.  Through years of searching, filmmaker Emma Christopher tried to find their origins.  Then, in a remote village in Sierra Leone, people watched a recording of the Cubans' festival, joined in their songs, and said joyously, 'They Are We!'  Finally, the Africans said, their lost but never forgotten family was coming home. This is a movie of survival against the odds and how shared humanity can ultimately triumph over any number of years' separation.

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Chief Nathaniel B. Styles, Jr.

Executive Director, OsunMiamiACCAC/ Community Builders HDC
About Community Builders Holistic Development Corporation: | | As one of the nation’s premier organizations for culturally based community and economic development, Community Builders Holistic Development Corporation exists to bring positivesocietal responses to African roots and culture by creating inter-cultural engagement and awareness by offering educational programs via sacred dance, music, oral tradition and visual arts... Read More →



Friday September 12, 2014 7:10pm - 8:30pm
Sugar Sand Park - Oak Room 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton 33486

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