A team of Garifuna chefs and musicians demonstrate how to prepare Hudutu- a traditional coconut seafood soup served with plantains. A recurring theme is the ability of the Garifuna people to gracefully adapt while celebrating their unique cultural traditions. Audience members learn more about this transnational community while celebrating its rhythms and flavors with a program composed of film, food and music.
Vaughan's Lounge in New Orleans Bywater neighborhood recently hosted a Stone Soup pop up cooking demo and tasting with Chef César Gachupin de Dios. Contact Banda Ancha Productions if you are interested in sponsoring or hosting a similar pop up event in your community!
This immersive experience includes rare short documentaries, visual arts and a soundscape that highlights rhythmic parallels between New Orleans and Oaxaca. The event is built around a cooking demonstration and tasting of Stone Soup. The experience includes an educational sampling of mezcal, the traditional regional drink understood to elevate consciousness.
Banda Ancha at PATOIS Human Rights Film Festival
Banda Ancha producer Sarah Borealis curated a series of documentary films from Mexico under the heading "Recognizing Indigenous Rituals in Modern Mexico" at Indywood Theater in New Orleans. The sold-out screening was followed by a pop-up Mezcaleria in the Marigny.