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In 2000, the newly formed music and theater collective Grupo Teatro del Milenio produced a short experimental play Karibú. Written collectively by the founding members of the group, the play critiqued the role that black performers have historically had in Peruvian society, simultaneously beloved and marginalized by the largely non-black audiences that claim their music as an expression of cultural diversity. In celebration of Teatro del Milenio’s 20th anniversary, this presentation will feature a virtual screening of a revival production of Karibú that took place in Atlanta in 2007 and will be accompanied by an introduction and post-screening discussion hosted by Javier León, who has worked with various members of the groups for more than fifteen years.
Javier León is an ethnomusicologists and director of the Latin American Music Center at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His research focuses on African-diasporic musics in Peru and the Latin America and has been published in Latin American Music Review, Black Music Research Journal and Ethnomusicology Forum. Most recently he co-edited the volume A Latin American Musical Reader: Views from the South which won the Bruno Nettl Prize from the Society from Ethnomusicology.
Part of the Special November Series, Afrolatin Coalitions in Culture and the Arts
Sponsored by: LATS and Latin American Music Center