Dance professor Jill Flanders Crosby on dance and religious practices migrating between West Africa and Cuba

2009-03-31 by

As a part of the Relevant Research Series, Dr. Jill Flanders Crosby, a UAA dance professor and researcher, offers this look at how certain dances and religious practices migrated from the EWE (pronouced EH-vay) people of Ghana, West Africa into the Arara religion practiced in some small towns in Cuba. Professor Crosby is choreographing a response to these dances that will be performed with a video backdrop later this spring in the New Dances 2009 event.

Professor Crosby is introduced here by Dr. James Liszka, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This podcast was recorded on March 26, 2009.

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