Join Oya's children as we weave our shared African diasporic connections, histories and humanity throughout the Americas.
Cumbe: AfroDiastories with Dash & Javier - Ep. 1: Historia Nuestra
We share our lived experiences as Black people in the U.S. and various countries in Latin America. Javier shares his encounters with the Panamanian police, his grandfather's "Spanish foot," and his lineages of resistance. Dash ruminates on Black Magic, the Black femme body and the dishonesty of a "Latino community." Join Oya's children as we weave our shared African diasporic connections, histories and humanity.
With music by: El Yuco & Henri (Cuba), Lord Kitty (Panama), Joe Arroyo (Colombia), Afroneto (Colombia), Rafel Cassiani - Sexteto Tabalá (Colombia)
Voice-over cameo by Greg Lowe
Historia Nuestra= Our history
Juramento a la bandera panameña: “Bandera panameña: juro a Dios y a la Patria amarte, respetarte y defenderte como símbolo sagrado de nuestra nación”…=
Oath to the Panamanian flag: "Panamanian flag: I swear to God and the Fatherland to love you, respect you and defend you as a sacred symbol of our nation"
"Caballero tu cedula" Sir, show me your ID card.
"Disculpa señor, que tenga un buen dia"= I'm sorry sir, have a nice day.
"La revision, la rutina"= The search, the routine