Raíces Cultural Center’s New Home

The Raíces Cultural Center is happy to announce that we have found a home again. After several months of searching for a location and community that fits our mission and desires, we have been given the opportunity by the Reformed … Continue reading

Mata Siguaraya

by Francisco G. Gómez In Cuba the Yoruba of West Africa are known as Lucumí. The Yoruba were brought as slaves to the island of Cuba in the nineteenth century during the Middle Passage. They are the descendants of diviners … Continue reading

Raíces Cultural Center Receives Arts Grant to Continue Annual Cultural Legacy Festival

The new year has brought Raíces Cultural Center news of being awarded a program grant from the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission to continue the annual Raíces Cultural Legacy Festival. The 2013 Cultural Legacy Festival will celebrate art, music, dance, culture … Continue reading

Guanábana – One of Nature’s Miracle Fruits

by Francisco G. Gómez I just got back from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico last week and I must say that the natural course of life presents many undesirable events that lead to a greater understanding of why those … Continue reading

Share Your Story – “Testimonials for the Ancestors” Oral History Project

Participate in the Raíces Roots Online Archive’s new oral history project “Testimonials for the Ancestors”. Contact us if you’d like to share your story. Help spread the word…share this post please!

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Culture: A hard sell in the 21st Century

by Francisco G. Gómez Fifty two years is a long time by any measure. I still remember when my grandfather would demand that I sit down and listen to what he had to say before playing a song on his … Continue reading

RAÍCES CULTURAL CENTER RECEIVES GRANT: THE SPIRIT OF THE HISPANO-AFRO-CARIBBEAN DANCE, SONG AND DRUM

The Spirit of the Drum has travelled from Africa to the Caribbean to the US and is now alive in Middlesex County.  Raíces Cultural Center, A NJ Nonprofit Corporation has received a MINI grant from the Middlesex County Cultural and … Continue reading