July 12: Peruvian folk music and dance in Jamesburg
July 19: Film screening and discussion with cast member in Cranford
Inca Son, traditional Peruvian Andean folk music and dance, is sponsored by the Monroe Township Cultural Commission. RPCV-NJ member Nancie Gunkelman is one of the commissioners. This free concert (the first of the summer series) will be in Thompson Park (Jamesburg) on July 12 at 6 pm. Directions can be found on their website: http://www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com/ Look for us. We will be by the lake and have balloons. Bring a chair, dinner and even your pet. If you get lost, contact Nancie: 908-227-2678.
Bush League, NJ International Film Festival winner of the Best Feature Documentary in 2011, will be shown on Thursday, July 19 at 7 pm at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
Come meet Jake Wilson, the Peace Corps volunteer in the film. He currently teaches at Leap Academy in Camden.
Bush League tells an intimate, gritty story about life and development in Malawi
through the portraits of four villagers who share a passion for soccer.
Chatwa, the team captain, is an ambitious farmer who’s in deep with the local bank but torrential rains are destroying his crops.
Mlawa is a midfielder and an expectant father who’s gravely concerned about the infection growing on his leg.
Jacqueline, the head cheerleader, suspects her husband is cheating on her and is
concerned he’ll give her HIV.
Jake, an American Peace Corps volunteer who sponsors the team, is pushed to his limits when the politics of the game begin affecting his school construction project.
Each must face their individual challenges as the team battles to win the local