A Night of Afro-Brazilian Culture in Leimert Park

Celebration of Resiliency & Resistance within the African Diaspora:

A Night of Afro-Brazilian Culture

 summer godsCallie Rose Literary Arts Café and Inglewood Cultural Arts are hosting an evening in celebration of the Afro-Brazilian culture. The evening will feature a community screening of The Summer of Gods by Bay Area filmmaker Eliciana Nascimento. The Summer of Gods is a short film about a young girl named Lili who unites with her Afro-Brazilian religious ancestry on a summer visit with family to their ancestral village in rural Brazil. There will also be a panel discussion: “Tales of Resiliency; African Cultural Survival and Adaptation in the Americas” led by Awo Falokun Fasegun (aka Earl White), with Nascimento and African Diaspora Dance Ethnographer Dr. Anna B. Scott. The panel will be moderated by MonaLisa Whitaker, executive director of Inglewood Cultural Arts. Dance performances will be presented by Ijo Emi. The event will take place on Friday, November 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the Regency West in Leimert Park.

Tickets for this event may be purchased through EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-summer-of-gods-la-screening-tickets-13014876847.