Adult Program, General

Juneteenth: "Black Orpheus" Film Screening with Silvana Magda

Join us for a screening of the award-winning film Black Orpheus, a retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth set during the time of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The screening features a special conversation about the film with award-winning dancer/choreographer, composer/singer/producer, and CEO Silvana Magda. The movie has influenced and inspired artists, musicians, and filmmakers worldwide, and features a groundbreaking soundtrack. Silvana Magda is an award-winning choreographer/dancer/composer/singer/producer and CEO. She was born in Salvador Bahia, Brazil, and is a part of the family that founded the 45-year-old community organization Afoxé Filhas de Gandhy. The group honors the importance of women in preserving African-based religions, and celebrates women as guardians of the sacred, promoting female empowerment and cultural diversity. She tours nationally and internationally with her nine-piece band “Katende” and “Viva Brazil Dancers.
DATE & TIME
Jun 12, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
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LANGUAGE
English
How To Attend?
In-Person
LOCATION
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 990-0700
AUDIENCE
Adults

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