The Delightful Festival: Latinx (Colombian) Delights

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A Better Jamaica is pleased to present The Delightful Festival: African Delights, Asian Delights, Caribbean Delights, and Latinx Delights. Join us as we salute Jamaica's vibrant immigrant population by presenting a series of FREE evenings of ethnic music, food and film.

Latinx (Colombian) Delights

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Delightful Food - Para Ti
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Delightful Music - Strings N Skins
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Delightful Cinema - "Embrace of the Serpent"

Make a recommendation so we know how much food to order!

Delightful Music: Strings N Skins celebrates their Caribbean, Latin American and African heritage through the dynamic and explosive blend of the violin and the djembe. The band was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2015 by vocalist and percussionist Okai and Latin Grammy Award Winner violinist Luisa Bastidas.

Luisa Bastidas was born in Cali, Colombia and moved to New York City with her parents when she was just 11 years old. She tells her story of the challenges of adapting to a new culture while maintaining and growing her native culture at the same time. Okai was born in Brooklyn, New York and both of his parents are Haitian. He tells his story of the importance of learning about ancestry and representing proudly even if its from far away.

Strings N Skins is not your average band. SnS is a band not just happy, it is also intense, irreverent, and empowered. Their purpose is that by educating our minds and embracing our roots we can take control and live with dignity and love.

Let the music speak.

Delightful Cinema: "Embrace of the Serpent" - The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

"Embrace of the Serpent" Trailer: https://youtu.be/01PB8QcAu5Q

The Delightful Festival is presented by:

A Better Jamaica, Inc.

With the generous support of:

New York City Council Member Adrienne Adams
New York City Council Member Rory Lancman
New York City Council Member I. Daneek Miller
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

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