The Dancing Africans of the Caribbean

The Dancing Africans of the Caribbean is a one hour documentary or three half hour series, that starts with the “Guloyas” a dance drama group that keeps and nourishes a tradition developed among descendants of British Caribbean slaves who came to the Dominican Republic to work in the sugar cane industry and its historical roots. The program will focus on how the Mummer’s English tradition was passed to the negro slaves and how they mixed them with their own African culture and produced the Mummies and Masquerades groups in the islands of Nevis and St. Kitts. and from there to San Pedro de Macoris.


Project Lead

Pedro Guzman

He has a degree in Social Sciences from the Universidad Madre y Maestra and is interested in history, music and popular culture. Director and Cinematographer since the 1980’s, he has been filming the “Guloyas” since 1983 while making the documentary “Carnaval y Caretas” on the Dominican Carnaval. He has since worked as DOP on thirteen films, directed numerous music videos, and won numerous awards including Best Cinematography in 2014 for his work on the 2013 film Guien manda.

2018 Market Incubator Program