Roundtable Series 2016


In 2016, ACTA held the following Roundtables:

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Dancers perform samba de roda, a traditional dance and music genre from Brazil.

Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Brasil Brasil Cultural Center
11928 W Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90066

Bantu: The Central African Legacy in Afro-Latin Popular Music
The Black music of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil, Colombia and the Caribean coast of Central America are close cousins, sharing a similar history of slavery and European colonization. However, little focus is given to the fact that the popular music and round dances have their roots in the Central African Kingdom of Kongo, in the diverse peoples that make up the Bantu ethno-linguistic group. Join ACTA Program Specialist Beto González and our distinguished guests for a multidisciplinary sharing event, exploring the subtle threads that unite these Afro-Latin musical traditions.

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