2001 US Tour Schedule
Gloria Rolando 2001 Tour
City of Oakland recognizes
May 6th as
GLORIA ROLANDO DAY
The city of Oakland has joined in to honor the
works of Cuban Filmmaker: Gloria Rolando by
officially recognizing Sunday May 6th as Gloria
Rolando Day. The city of Oakland is a sister city with
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.The presentation will take place
@ the Alice Arts Center Theatre, 1428 Alice Street,
Downtown Oakland in conjunction with a day on events
centered around Ms Rolando.
Ms Rolando will
be on hand to premier her latest work, "Raices de Mi
Corazon"show her film "Eyes of the
Rainbow" and accept the proclamation from
the city of Oakland!
Schedule of Events:
Cuban Folklore Company
2:45 "Eyes of
"Eyes of the Rainbow" interweaves the
story of Black Liberation Army leader Assata Shakur's
life with her politics and spiritual connection to the Yoruba
Orisha Oya. Assata Shakur currently
lives in political exile in Havana. The film
includes the music of Sweet Honey in the Rock and
performance by the Danza Nacional de Cuba. It runs
approximately one hour.
There will be a Question and Answer session to follow.
4:30 "Racies de Mi
"Racies de Mi Corazon" deals
with the 1912 massacre of over 6,000 members of the Independents
of Color and a AfroCuban woman's search for her roots, which
leads to a family connection to the Independents of Color.
Thousands of descendants of African dedicated
their lives to the struggle against Spanish colonialism in Cuba.
They also fought against the slave system which converted them into
anonymous cogs of the sugar and coffee plantations. During the War
of Independence, Cubans of African decent joined the Liberation
Army, the Mambises, following the ideas of José
Marti, Antonio Maceo, and Quintin
Banderas.****The film is in Spanish With Out
subtitles and runs about an hour. Q & A to follow!
Let's get ready to RUMBA!
Studio A, Second Floor, Alice Arts Center
Some of the countries top Cuban musicians will come together, to cap
off the evening.
Opon the completion of Fogo Na Roupa Director Carlos Acetuno's,
Carnival Workshop (4pm-6pm); Carlos Aldama, Sandy Perez, Jesus Diaz,
José Luis, Fito Reinaso
and many more will be in the house
to set the Rumba off!
Price: $25-10..........No one turned away
due to lack of funds!
This day of Cuban education and cultural exchange is presented by:
Caribelinq, Jericho Amnesty Movement, Alice Arts
Center,Venceremos Brigade, Akebu-lon Books, Global Exchange, New
Venture Travel, Afrocubaweb.com
For tickets call: 510.5957918
For info call: 415.206.4701
Check out www.Afrocubaweb.com for
US Tour, Premiere of Raices de Mi Corazon
March - May '01
Gloria Rolando will be touring the US in April to premiere the Spanish
language version of her latest film, Raices de Mi Corazon (Roots of My Heart),
which deals with the 1912 massacre of over 6,000 members of the Independents of
Color, the first Black political party in the hemisphere outside of Haiti. The
tour starts at the South Dallas Cultural Center on March 15th in Dallas Texas.
Dates are available starting March 20th. Gloria will be touring with Gilberto Martínez, who is responsible for the special effects in
her films and can make a presentation on that topic.
Anyone interested in having Gloria give a talk and show her films, please contact email@example.com.
She will also bring her other videos: Oggun, Eyes of the Rainbow (with Assata
Shakur), My Foosteps in Baragua, and el
Alacran, all of which have English subtitles or an English version.
As preparation for viewing the 1912 film Raices de mi corazon, we very
much recommend Aline Helg's book "Our Rightful
|3/15 - 3/18
|| South Dallas Cultural Center, Dallas, TX
|3/19 - 3/23
|| Africana Studies Consortium of the Lehigh Valley
Association of Independent Colleges,
3/20, Prosser Auditorium, Hauper Union Bldg, Moravian College,
Bethlehem, 7:30 PM
Tuesday 3/20 7:30 PM Lafayette College, Pardee
Wednesday 3/21 7:30 PM McShea Board Room at DeSales University
(previously Allentown College)
Thursday 3/22 Lehigh University, Lower Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center
|3/24 - 3/28
|| Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
With Pedro Perez Sarduy.
See AfroCuba Week for details
|3/30 - 3/31
||Caribbean Festival, Florida Atlantic University, Boca
3/30 10 AM showing
|4/1 - 4/4
||University of South Florida, Tampa
4/2 St Petersburg, USF, Davis, Room 130, 6:30 PM
4/3 Tampa, USF, ULH, 6:30 PM
|4/6 - 4/8
||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
111 Carroll Hall, the School of Journalism Auditorium
For questions, call 919-966-2284
|4/8 - 4/11
||University of Wisconsin - Parkside, WI
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI
4/9 Monday MATC West Campus, West Allis,
7-8:30p, Rm 117
4/10 Tuesday MATC West Campus, West Allis, 9am
MATC South Campus, Oak Creek, noon
The Milwaukee premiere of
Raices de Mi Corazon (Roots of my Heart)
Tuesday, April 10th, 5:30pm
at the United Community Center
1028 S. 9th Street, Milwaukee
|4/11 - 4/14
|| Houston, TX
4/11, Shrines of the
Black Madonna Bookstore & Cultural Center, 5309 Martin L.
King Blvd, Houston, TX 77021
7 PM. Venue may change, check back or call for more information:
713.623.2108 ext. 314, 713.645.1071
Admission: $5 Eyes of the Rainbow, Raíces de mi Corazón
|4/15 - 4/16
||Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
4/16 7:00pm, Ballantine Hall 109
|4/17 - 4/19
||4/17 at 7:00 pm
Caribbean Film Series
Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History,
Co-sponsored by the Atlanta African Film Society and
the African-American Studies Dept. at Georgia State University
4/19, 1-6PM Georgia State University, part of Cuba
|4/20 - 4/22
Friday, April 20th, open to the public. Raices and Eyes.
6:30-8:30 p.m. at Harvard Law School in
Pound Hall, Room 100
See map at http://map.harvard.edu/
Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 PM, open to the public, El Alacran, Oggun,
Mass College of Arts - Kennedy K406
621 Huntington Ave
|4/22 - 4/24
||Caribbean Film Festival, Winona State University, Winona,
|4/25 - 4/26
||Nebraska Wesleyan University
|4/27 - 5/2
University of California at Santa Cruz
Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
$5 donation, Free Parking
Monday, April 30, 7 p.m.
UC Santa Cruz
Social Sciences 2, Room 75
|5/2 - 5/4
||Panther Film Festival, New York www.pantherfilmfest.com
5/3 is film date
|5/5 - 5/6
||San Francisco - Bay Area Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday May 6th @ the Alice Arts Center
theatre, Oakland, CA
2:30 PM. May 6th is Gloria Rolando Day in Oakland!
|5/7 - 5/14
5/9: DePaul University