Villa African Colobo

Producer of the Work / Filmmaker: 

Grupo Motivos with Scribe Video Center

Filmmaker Facilitator: 

Production Facilitator - Michael Kuetemeyer & Anula Shetty; Humanities Consultant - Rickie Sanders; Post Production - Michael Kuetemeyer & Anula Shetty

Year released: 
10 min 39 seconds

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.1 compilation DVD.

The African influence is rich at El Colobó, a garden in the Norris Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. Created by Grupo Motivos, an organization of women of Puerto Rican descent who formed a support network for the affirmation of their identity, El Colobó is the neighborhood’s first African garden. It is a place where community members gather to learn about their African heritage and celebrate the influence of African cultures in Puerto Rico and North America through art, dance, music and agriculture.

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