Sunday, June 27, 2010

Black Music Month #22: Black Culture in Sri Lanka

From Vimeo:

Historians say that the Kaffirs (this is what they call themselves) of Sri Lanka started arriving from the eastern shores of Africa in the 1500s with the Portuguese, and later in more waves with the different colonizers of Sri Lanka.

'Kaffir culture' is a video portrait of one such community of Kaffirs and the struggle to keep their culture (especially the music and language) alive in the face of falling numbers.

kaffir culture from Kannan Arunasalam on Vimeo.

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