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TransAfrica is a research, education, and advocacy center dedicated to global justice for the African World. A center for activism focusing on conditions in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America and other parts of the African Diaspora, TransAfrica sponsors seminars, community awareness projects and training programs. These activities help promote alternative perspectives on the economic, political, and moral ramifications of U.S. foreign policy. TransAfrica disseminates information on issues of concern to the African World with various events in the Washington, DC metro area and beyond. 

TransAfrica and BloomScreen Present: Rhythmic Uprising

On November 27th

Rhythmic Uprising (Insurreição Rítmica)

(2008, 65 min), directed by Ben Watkins and co-produced by Paulo Rogerio Nunes

Date: November 27, 2012 7:00 – 9:00PM

Venue: BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010

TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Rhythmic Uprising is a ground-breaking documentary film that shows how vibrant Afro-Brazilian performing arts are used to fight racism, social exclusion, and poverty in Bahia, Brazil.


After our screening, we will be joined in discussion by Clarence Lusane, Zezeh Brazil and co-producer, Paulo Rogério Nunes (from Brazil, via Skype).

Clarence Lusane is an African-American author, activist, lecturer and journalist. Zezeh (Zax) Brazil is a DC-based dancer, teacher, and professional performer of Brazilian samba. Paulo Rogério Nunes is a media professional, Afro-Brazilian activist and the film’s co-producer.


Suggested Donation: $10.

Free popcorn and refreshments provided.

Proceeds will benefit both TransAfrica and BloomBars.  Your support of TransAfrica will help amplify the voice of millions of people in Africa and throughout the Diaspora.  Gifts to BloomBars helps support its programs and work in the community.

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