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Multinational Illumination Art, “1,849 Millas: Al otro lado del charco; A Diaspora Journey”

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1,849 Millas: Al otro lado del charco, A Diaspora Journey is set to captivate Buffalo, inviting audiences on a profound exploration of African and Indigenous cultural expressions from Puerto Rico. This immersive project, encompassing an exhibition, performances, workshops, discussions, and forums, promises to illuminate the rich tapestry of heritage that often remains unseen. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The project's centerpiece is an exhibition featuring meticulously crafted vejigante masks, a symbol deeply rooted in the African heritage of Loíza, Puerto Rico. These vibrant masks, handcrafted by Multinational Illumination Art, pay homage to tradition while incorporating contemporary themes, reflecting the journey of diaspora and adaptation. Accompanying the exhibition are bomba performances, workshops, panel discussions, and public forums, offering audiences a multifaceted experience. For more information about Buffalo Arts Studio, please visit www.buffaloartsstudio.org.

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Buffalo Arts Studio
  • 2495 Main Street
  • Buffalo, NY 14214