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Dec. 16: Festive Holiday Happening Celebrating Cuban Culture at 118 Elliot

On Friday, December 16, 2016
A holiday celebration “con sabor” winds up our
‘Understanding Cuba Through Film’ series
118 Elliot Street, Downtown Brattleboro, Vermont 05301

Dinner at 6:30. The evening starts with a delicious, vegetarian-friendly, dinner by donation (black beans, rice, plantain, cilantro picante, salad, dessert, ‘mojito punch’ and pernil) during which life-size evocative ethnographic films of Yoruba and Santeria ceremonies will be projected in a free form exhibition. The films will illuminate the unique and fascinating world of Afro-Cuban folklore and traditions.

Live Performance at 7:30: A live and lively performance led by Miguel Periche, from Holguín, Cuba and Iroko Nuevo, a 13-member ensemble performing and teaching folkloric dance and music infused with chants and flavor. In Santería, the iroko tree is a gathering place for the Orishas – the saints and ancestors of African religion. The dancers, musicians and singers of Iroko Nuevo will gather in this spirit around Cuban food and holiday desserts for a truly festive, free to the community, Windham World Affairs Council holiday happening.

RSVPs are strongly encouraged to enable us to provide enough for all.
Please send your RSVP to: