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Africa in Reel Time
Oggun: An Eternal Presence

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Woman with Four Breasts (detail depicting Oshun becoming the Oshun River)
Asiru Olatunde
1918–1993, Nigeria
The Woman with Four Breasts (detail depicting Oshun becoming the Oshun River)
Early 1960s
Aluminum
122 x 77.5 cm (48 1/16 x 30 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Louise C. Hill, 95‑16‑4
May 20, 2017
2 p.m.

Dive into Afro-Cuban culture and join the National Museum of African Art for a screening of Oggun: An Eternal Presence! The film (dir. Gloria Rolando, 1992, Cuba, 52 min., Spanish with English subtitles) is narrated by Lázaro Ros, apwong (Yoruba praise singer) and advocate for the preservation of Afro-Cuban culture for future generations. Screened as a compliment the museum’s exhibition Currents, Ros tells a parable of Oggun, the banished warrior deity who only Oshun, deity of the river and fresh water, luxury and pleasure, beauty and love, can lure back to civilization for the good of humanity. 

Oggun is presented as part of the museum’s African in Reel Time series. Join us every month for a screening and discussion!
 
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Date:
May 20
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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National Museum of African Art
Phone:
202-633-4600
Website:
http://africa.si.edu

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National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Phone:
202.633.4600
Website:
africa.si.edu