Cuba's unique culture derives from a blend of European, Asian, and African influences. Ashé is a key principal of the island's African heritage, encompassing a philosophy of human symbiosis with nature. Produced through a partnership between Suns of Mercury, the University of Melbourne, the Afrekete Festival, Santería ritual specialists, and a growing community of supporters, this short film explores this increasingly global tradition.
We love playing this Irakere tune....and testing public astronomy skills!
A hot night with Suns of Mercury at Bar Oussou!
Cooking up a storm: Oscar Jimenez, Luis Poblete, Daniel Jauregui, Jethro Negron, Romy Hernandez, and Adrian Hearn. Amazing visual projections by Luis Gaitan.
Suns of Mercury's Adrian Hearn, Rodolfo "Panga" Hechavarría, and Wang Zheng-Ting discuss the healing power of drums, plants, and multicultural music. Click here to listen. Thanks to Andi Hovarth, Claudia Hooper, and the Eavesdrop on Experts team.
A few clips from Suns of Mercury live at the opening of the Latin American Film Festival, Melbourne November 2017. Thanks to Luis Gaitán for the A/V work.
Here are some fun excerpts of Suns of Mercury live at the Festival of Nations, October 2017 in Melbourne. Thanks to UMSU International, Tony Ennis, Meredith Hinze, and Luis Gaitan for filming the show!