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Gurumbé – Afro-Andalusian Memories, a film by Miguel Ángel Rosales

Thursday, April 6, 2017
  8:30–10 p.m.

Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South Screening Room, INTS 1128
  Parking Information

Category: Screening



Gurumbé – Canciones De Tu Memoria Negra (Afro-Andalusian Memories) IMDb
Directed by Miguel Ángel Rosales
Spain. 2016. 72 mins. Spanish, Portuguese with English subtitles.

Flamenco is synonymous with Spanish culture. Since its inception, theorists have sidelined the fundamental contribution of Afro-Andalusians. Commercial exploitation of the American colonies brought hundreds of Africans to Seville to be sold as slaves, forming a population who over time managed to gain space in a society wrought with racial prejudices. Music and dance were a fundamental part of their expression and the most important affirmation of their identity. As the black population began to disappear from Spain in the late 19th century, so too did their contribution to this extraordinary art form. In Gurumbé, their story is finally told.

Miguel Ángel Rosales is an Andalusian anthropologist and documentary filmmaker. His short films La Maroma (2011) and Atrapados al vuelo (2012) have won several awards around the world, including Cortos for Caracoles (Spain), Bahía Blanca (Argentina), Latinoamerican Festival (Argentina) and Luz en los márgenes (2013). Gurumbé is Miguel’s first feature film.

Free and open to the public.
Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Information Kiosk.

Photo: Miguel Ángel Rosales


For questions about the film, please contact:
Diarah N'Daw-Spech, GM at ArtMattan Productions
North American distributors of Gurumbe, Afro-Andalusian Memories

ArtMattan Productions
Tel: (212) 864-1760


This screening is part of the ENCUENTROS/ENCOUNTERS 2017 Conference
Spaniards, Natives, Africans, and Gypsies: Transatlantic Malagueñas and Zapateados in Music, Song, and Dance


Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Music Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245