Drums of San Juan

Downloadable Video - 2004
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In "My Americas," Mexican American hosts Roberto Alcaraz and Leticia Vásquez travel into the rich cultural and spiritual life of Latin America in search of their heritage. In this program, Leticia visits Curiepe, known for its drums, to take part in a fiesta linking African spirituality with the Feast of St. John the Baptist. Local children claim their heritage by learning traditional songs and dances, and a master drum maker teaches his art to new generations. Leticia discovers diverse bird species while touring the mangroves, a habitat endangered by local development. At a centuries-old cacao plantation owned by descendants of former slaves and using traditional cultivation methods, she learns about the chocolate production process. The drums of Saint John symbolize Afro-Venezuelan heritage and inspire dancing among all ages.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Odyssey Networks (Firm), , [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (26 min., 40 sec.)) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Drums of San Juan


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