Underground Railroad Film Series
CINEMA AND CONVERSATION
A new year, a new President and new ways to celebrate, nurture, present, preserve and share our heritage and culture through the arts! January brings us many stops on the Underground Railroad, with films from far and wide.
JANUARY SAFE HOUSE SCREENING
HANDS OF GOD
Documentary - PERU 2004; 54 min
Director- Delia Ackerman
Date: Thursday, January 15
New Location: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 - 17th Avenue South at Yesler Way
Central District, Seattle (Metro bus #27
Suggested donation: $5 at the door
The stunning dexterity and mastery of famous Afro-Peruvian percussionist Julio "Chocolate" Algendones are on display in this affectionate documentary about the great master. Afro-Peruvian music is rooted in multiples rhythms coming from Africa. Mixing the traditional and the contemporary, from cajón to Jazz, Chocolate composed and played many music styles, taught all over the world and contributed to the creative development of numerous artists including the dance group Peru Negro.
Post Screening Discussion with Rose Cano, Director "Callejon: The Alley", a bi-lingual musical co-production of North South Conexions and Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center.