“La Enramá” is a multi-media installation of photography, videos, musical instruments, and crafts highlighting Afro-Dominican culture along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic. The exhibition opened on October 5 and will be on view until November 12, 2011, at the Main Gallery and Project Room of the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos Community College (located at 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street) Bronx, New York.
Description: The centerpiece is a recreation of an enrramada, a shelter without walls common in the Dominican countryside that, depending upon the season, serves as a storage shed for seed and farming implements or a venue for community meetings, domino matches, religious observances and, most importantly, for drumming and dancing. Humble in structure, the enrramada is of vast importance, socially and spiritually, to Dominican culture.
This exhibition is curated by Marino Corniel and Wallace Edgecombe in collaboration with folklorist Leonardo Iván Dominguez and musician Pedro Raposo.
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