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Colby College in Waterville, Maine, is planning a number of events in September and October to celebrate Latino Heritage Month.

On Wednesday, September 26, at 8 p.m. the film Black Orpheus will be shown in room 105 of Arey Building. Black Orpheus is a 1959 Portuguese-French collaboration featuring Afro-Brazilian culture during the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. When first shown in the U.S. it helped spark new interest in Latin America’s largest country.

On Friday, September 28, at 9 p.m. the musical group Sol y Canto will perform in the Page Commons room of Cotter Union. Sol y Canto is a bilingual and multicultural Boston-based Latin music ensemble. Their music features a wide variety of Latin American and Caribbean dance and folk rhythms. Boston Magazine has named Sol y Canto Best of Boston for Latin rhythms.

On Wednesday, October 3, at 8 p.m. the panel discussion “The Long Road to Maine: Latino Migrants Speak” will be held in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union. The discussion will feature several migrants describing their experiences as Latinos in Maine.

On Thursday, October 4, at 8 p.m. Felipe Rodriguez of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will present a musical journey into the diversity within Latinos in the U.S. The event will take place in the Pugh Center of Cotter Union.

On Thursday, October 11, at 4 p.m. Luis Murillo, the former governor of the state of Choco, Colombia, will speak on “Race and Conflict in Latin America.” The event will take place in room 100 of Lovejoy Building.