Events

Free today, 8.13 - Africanísimo 4! 4th Annual Outdoor Film Screening in collaboration with African Film Festival


NYC, this Friday is the 4th annual outdoor film screening in collaboration with the African Film Festival! This is a FREE event.  You don't want to miss it! Featuring live entertainment and performances by DJ Laylo spinning Afrobeat, High Life, Reggae and Asase Yaa (Ivory Coast,Guinea, Mali) beginning at 6pm. And at 8:15pm the Screening of Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love Dr Chai Vasarhelyi, Senegal/USA, 2008, 102 min. This is sure to be a great evening, so bring your blankets, your family, and yourself and enjoy. For more information check out the flyer above.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

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