Cape Verde Virtual Visit: Elements of Capeverdean Culture – Saturday, May 17, 2014 – 12:30pm to 5:30pm
Rochambeau Library – Community Room
VIRTUAL CAPE VERDE: HISTORY, PEOPLE, CULTURE
This series brings together scholars, artists, and special guests to present a virtual local and global visit to Cape Verde/eans through exhibitions, photographs, lectures, music, theater, spoken word, moving images, and food!
Saturday May 17, 12:30 PM-5:30 PM: VIRTUAL CAPE VERDE: Elements of the Capeverdean Culture
Language and music are the heart and soul of Cape Verdean culture and identity. Join our distinguished guests for an afternoon of lively discussion, music, performance and poetry!
12:30 PM-12:45 PM WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
12:45 PM-1:00 PM FILM:“Serenata de Amor”A Cape Verdean love story told in song. (USA 2013,15”) Executive Producer/co-writer: Claire Andrade-Watkins. Musical Theater/music (2014 Athens International Film & Video Festival; 2014 Madrid International Film Festival, Official Selection for Best Music in Film; 2014 Lucerne International Film Festival, Showcase selection)
1:00 PM-2:00 PM- Zerui dePina who is an acclaimed Cape Verdean musician will give a demonstration and workshop on Cape Verdean music, and the roots of acoustic instruments.
2:00 PM-2:15 PM BREAK
2:15 PM-2:30 PM FILM: “Cape Verdean American Classical Music”. (USA 2000, l4’59”) Producer/Director: Claire Andrade-Watkins with “Flash” Tavares, Sr., Vickie Vieira and musicians recorded live at the Cape Verdean Progressive Club, June, 2000. East Providence, Rhode Island.
2:30 PM-3:30 PM Guest Artist: Shokanti, (Jose Monteiro) Theater and performance in Cape Verde.
3:30 PM-4:30 PM Guest Artist: Erik Andrade- Poetry/Spoken Word
4:30 PM-5:30 PM Cape Verdean food sampling!
EXHIBITIONS AND DISPLAYS; Mix & Mingle
Lucy Rose, Series Creator & Director
Claire Andrade-Watkins, PhD, Program & Media Consultant
Romana Ramos, Program & Cultural Consultant
PHOTO EXHIBIT, PHOTOGRAPHY OF RON BARBOZA
DISPLAY/EXHIBIT OF HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS, COURTESY OF THE CAPE VERDEAN MUSEUM IN EAST PROVIDENCE & C.A.C.D. (Cape Verdean American Community Development), PAWTUCKET, RI
*This series is made possible with the generous support of the Rochambeau Community Library & pro bono, in-kind support of the Program Director, Consultants, guest speakers, artists and institutions.