May 9: Umi Vaughan on Dance & Social Justice in Cuba and Beyond

Drum Talk, Rebel Dance

Umi Vaughan, Associate Professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay

Monday, May 9

  • 5:30-7:00 PM
  • Memorial Hall, Prosser Theater (2nd Floor)*

akpwonThis multimedia performance lecture explores the importance of music and dance in African Diaspora cultures. Dr. Umi Vaughan will use examples from his experience as a researcher, percussionist, and dancer in Oakland, Cuba, Brazil and elsewhere to examine concepts such as improvisation, collective memory/action, redemption/healing, and cultural counter attack in relation to survival and social justice struggle in black communities.

*Note the location change!

For a map of Prosser Studio Theater and nearby free parking options, click here. To map directions on Google maps, click here.

This event is free, but please register by emailing

The Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies is sponsored by the Mellon “Dance Studies in/and the Humanities” initiative and is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It receives administrative support from Stanford’s Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS), and additional funding from Stanford’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity.


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