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Music & Performance

CANCELED: The Wanaragua Dance of the Garifuna

Sunday Apr 5, 2020 2:00 PM This is a past program

Due to uncertainty around COVID-19, the Hammer is temporarily closed to the public and this program has been canceled. For COVID-19 updates impacting the UCLA community, please visit UCLA’s Newsroom.

Vivid regalia, singing, dancing, drumming, vibrating shells, and masks—the Wanaragua ritual re-enacts and extends the anti-colonial resistance of the Garifuna, the Afro-Indigenous people who migrated from Saint Vincent in the Caribbean to the coast of Honduras, then Belize, Nicaragua, and Guatemala, and now also have an active community in Los Angeles.

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