African Heritage in Latin America

African Heritage in Latin America




African Heritage in Latin America

 

 

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Burundian woodcarving - map of Africa

Traditional Burundian woodcarving depicting gift exchanges, artist unknown

Departmental Events

Student Poster exhibit
February 6, 2016 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Screening of Venezuelan film Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)
February 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Festiv'ébène 2016 Francophone festival (Black history month)
February 8, 2016 - 9:00am - February 27, 2016 - 10:00pm

Canto negro

¡Yambambó, yambambé!
Repica el congo solongo,
repica el negro bien negro;
congo solongo del Songo
baila yambó sobre un pie.

Mamatomba,
serembe cuserembá.

El negro canta y se ajuma
el negro se ajuma y canta,
el negro canta y se va.

Acuememe serembó.
aé;
yambó,
aé.

Tamba, tamba, tamba, tamba,
tamba del negro que tumba:
tumba del negro, caramba,
caramba, que el negro tumba:
¡yamba, yambó, yambambé!

-- Nicolás Guillén, from Sóngoro cosongo, Cuba, 1931