SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
FROM NICARAGUA'S ATLANTIC
We have received many requests from people
to purchase videos or music from the archives of the Sister City Video
Project. These include former residents of Puerto Cabezas now living
academics studying the region, and missionaries and health workers
to travel to "Port" for the first time.
The videos were produced as part of the video training project
between the Burlington/ Puerto Cabezas Sister City Program and URACCAN
in the year 2000. (see program history)
The goal of the project has been to train local residents to use video
to document life in the region and celebrate traditions important in
cultures of Nicaragu's Caribbean Coast.
Proceeds from the sale of DVDs and CDs will be used to further support
the project. DVDs can be purchased for $24 postpaid, CDs for
A donation of $100 will get all five.
to Sister City Video Project, 15 Beech St, Burlington,VT 05401
VIDEO VIGNETTES from
NICARAGUA'S ATLANTIC COAST
DVD 90 min.
This video compilation includes 28 short tracks sampling life in the
Taped by participants in the Sister City Video Program over the years
menu includes music, dance, ceremony, window framing, cow milking,
travel, church singing, and interview....
...a kaleidoscopic view of life in the region.
Nacatamal and Rice & Beans
DVD 50 min.
This video documents
of two of the traditiional foods enjoyed on the Atlantic Coast of
Nacatamal is a favorite
entre for Sunday morning breakfast, while Rice & Beans costena
can be found served with most meals.
These two documentary
films by Julio Bordas present a glimpse into the Garifona and Miskitu
through the vehicle of dance. They represent the first of a five part
Julio is producing on the Cultures of Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast.
videos will include the Rama, the Mayagna, and Creole cultures.
LEGEND & CUSTOM
Sisimiki the Ulak
El Joven y La Sirena
DVD 55 min.
dramatization of a legend produced by the preparatory students living
the Kamla campus.
"El Joven y La
a traditional Miskito legend an ecological twist.
Ropa" is Remigio
Hodgson's musical lament about a man whose wife keeps his clothes wet
he can't go out and party.
"La Escoba" is
look at sweeping as cultural indicator.
MUSIC CD 16
one of "Port's best loved songwriters, and his friend Milton "Tiger"
brought their coastal songs to Vermont during the summer of 1994. The
on this CD were from their outdoor performance at Winooski's Photo
July 6, 1994.
for a more complete
these DVD and CDs contact us