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Storytelling Cafe: Going Bananas!

July 12 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

| $20

Storytelling Cafe: Going Bananas!

Food & Identity in the African Diaspora

Thursday, July 12th, 7pm

Price: $20, includes taste samplings 

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This event will chart the course of the versatile starch, the plantain, as it has traveled from Africa to the western hemisphere.  In particular we will look at foods based on plantain mash that derive from the various west African fufu dishes–mangú from the Dominican Republic, mofongo from Puerto Rico and hudutu from the Garifuna community.  The presenters will discuss how they prepare the food and what it means to them and their families.  Merelis Catalina Ortíz (Dominican Republic), Yalizsa Suren (Puerto Rico) and Julia Melissa Velazquez (Garifuna/Honduras).  The discussion will be followed by a tasting of food samples and a short performance by the Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater as they perform pieces that incorporate the utensils used in the preparation of hudutu.

Luz Soliz is the director of the Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theater and is featured in City Lore’s current exhibit, What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts

 

Details

Date:
July 12
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:
$20

Organizer

City Lore
Phone:
212-529-1955
Email:
Website:
http://citylore.org

Venue

City Lore Gallery
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Phone:
212-529-1955 x18
Website:
citylore.org

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