Performances, Presentations & Workshops

Let Raíces Come to You!

Raíces Cultural Center team members and collaborators are available for performances, presentations and workshops in the performing arts, culture and history, and eco-culture program branches that have grown from the organization’s mission.

Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble performance at the Greater Brunswick Charter School in New Brunswick, NJ. All performances are interactive and include audience participation.Performances and Presentations

Performances and presentations in the performing and cultural arts can be offered with a full ensemble presentation or with as a multimedia presentation with a pair of presenters. All presentations are interactive and include audience participation. Examples of genres and topics presented include:

  • Music of the Caribbean: Cuba and Puerto Rico
  • Bomba: Drum, Dance and Song from Puerto Rico
  • Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico
  • Orisha: Forces of Nature in Song, Dance and Drum

Raíces Ensemble Members playing Bomba on 2 barriles de bomba and one djembe. A barril de bomba is a Bomba drum made from a barrel.

Ensemble Performance Fee:

Single Presentation – up to 1 hour – $600
Two Presentations – $900

Multimedia Presentation Fee with two presenters:
Single Presentation – up to 1 hour – $400
Two Presentations – $600

Contact Raíces Director Francisco G. Gómez at 908-227-5671 or


Workshops are offered by a diversity of Raíces Cultural Center crew members from our performing arts and eco-culture programs. Most workshops offered are 90 minutes. Workshop topics include:

  • Performing Arts: Dance, Music and Song of the Caribbean
  • Ecoculture: Herbal Healing, ABCs of Apiculture/Beekeeping, Rain Barrel Construction, Home Composting, Natural Home Products, Eco-Art, Organic Gardening, Seed Saving and more.
  • History: Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico; A History of Bomba: Dance, Drum and Song

Workshop Fees:
Single Workshop Fee – $300
Multiple Workshops – Please contact Raíces for a quote

Workshops can also be offered in a series, tailored to the needs of the school, organization or group wishing to host the classes. Please contact us to discuss your request.

Children's bomba dance class taught by Raíces crew members Nicole Wines and Francisco G. GómezDance Classes

We are often contacted with requests for dance classes. At this time, we have no public offerings for dance classes, but we do offer private group classes if there is a group of 8 or more students who can commit to a minimum of an 8-week session with weekly meetings. Classes can be designed for either children or adults and can focus on any genre of dance covered by Raíces programming. All sessions will also include historical and social context, and a basic introduction to the rhythms, instruments and songs associated with the genre. Please contact us if you are part of a group that fits these requirements and would like to hold a series of classes.

Additional Educational Programs

Have an idea for a program, residency or collaboration? Get in touch and let us help you design and present custom tailored programs that fall within any of our programming areas. Seeking funding? Raíces can collaborate with you to apply for programming grants that will bring us to your site to teach and share.

***Please note that all contracts for events and programs located more than 20 miles from the Raíces Home Base in New Brunswick and Highland Park, NJ will be subject to an additional $50 transportation fee.