TransAfrica and BloomScreen present Rhythmic Uprising

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TransAfrica and BloomScreen present

Rhythmic Uprising (Insurreição Rítmica)

Date: November 19, 2013, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

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

Suggested Donation: $10.

Join TransAfrica and BloomBars as we honor Zumbi and celebrate November as Black Consciousness Month in Brazil with the presentation of… Rhythmic Uprising (Insurreição Rítmica) (2008, 65 min), by Ben Watkins, and co-produced by Paulo Rogrio Nunes – documentary that shows how the transformative powers of Afro-Brazilian performing arts are used to fight racism and inequality in Bahia, Brazil.  The celebrated Afro-Brazilian region of Bahia is known for its vibrant dance and music manifestations. This film takes a look behind the scenes of those grandiose carnaval spectacles to see how local cultural leaders utilize these arts to change lives.

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Our film will be followed by audience discussion moderated by Mwiza Munthali, the Public Outreach Director of TransAfrica.

Free popcorn and refreshments provided.

Suggested Donation: $10.

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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Photos from the event