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2001 US Tour Schedule

Gloria Rolando 2001 Tour

Gloria Rolando Day

City of Oakland recognizes 
May 6th as

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:

2:30     Obakoso
- Cuban Folklore Company
2:45    "Eyes of the Rainbow"   "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 OyaAssata 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 Corazon" "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!     

7:00- 9:00    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,
For tickets call: 510.5957918      
For info call: 415.206.4701 
Check out  for Film info

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 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 Share."

2001 Schedule

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, Allentown-Bethlehem, PA
3/20, Prosser Auditorium, Hauper Union Bldg, Moravian College, Bethlehem, 7:30 PM

Tuesday 3/20 7:30 PM Lafayette College, Pardee Auditorium

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 Raton, Fl
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
4/7, 8PM
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
                      (Public invited)
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 Center5309 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, Atlanta, GA
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 Today

4/20 - 4/22 Boston, MA

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
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 PM, open to the public, El Alacran, Oggun, and Raices
Mass College of Arts - Kennedy K406
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

4/22 - 4/24 Caribbean Film Festival, Winona State University, Winona, MN
4/25 - 4/26 Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, Nebraska
4/27 - 5/2 University of California at Santa Cruz
info: 425-5231

Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.
Cabrillo College
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
5/3 is film date
5/5 - 5/6 San Francisco - Bay Area  Contact:
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 Chicago
5/9: DePaul University


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