FILM SCREENING | Anacaona: The Buena Vista Sisters’ Club
The 13th Annual CubaCaribe Festival and MoAD present
Film Screening | Anacaona: The Buena Vista Sisters’ Club
Directed by Manfred Schafer and Ingrid Kummels
His informative and entertaining documentary charts the extraordinary story of Anacaona, a glamorous all-girl orchestra that stormed to success in 1930s Cuba and became the toast of Old Havana. Founded by Cuchito Castro (and eventually comprised of her ten sisters), this internationally renowned group took their exotic “son cubano” rhythms across the world before sadly fading into obscurity after the Cuban Revolution. Introduction and discussion by Sonia D. Pina.
$10 Advanced Purchase | $15 Door
The 13th Annual CubaCaribe Festival, March 30-April 7, 2017, will feature nine days of Caribbean dance and music performances, seven world premiere performances, master classes, film screenings, lectures and celebrations at two different San Francisco venues, Brava Theater and Museum of African Diaspora. The CubaCaribe Festival has been highly acclaimed for being the only festival to present popular, contemporary and folkloric cultural expression, religion, history, and politics of the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora. This years Festival, entitled Manos De Mujeres, will delve into the complex role of women, it will highlight and honor the important work of women and their powerful hands that have and continue to sustain us. More at cubacaribe.org