Of Taíno Queens and the Legend of Yuiza

by Francisco G. Gómez Interested in boricua history, especially legends? Here’s a story that’s rather interesting. It’s the legend of Yuiza and her possible connection to the Afro/Taíno people of Loíza. On our first relief  assistance trip to Puerto Rico, … Continue reading

The Raíces Archive: A Sneak Peak-Puerto Rico 2013

It’s been a few months since our cultural exchange trip to Puerto Rico back in August and September of 2013. While we were there we took over 800 photographs and videos to document the events we participated in and locations … Continue reading

DIY Fridays – Raíces DIY Crowdfunding Fundraiser Project

You’ve heard of Kickstarter and Indiegogo?  Crowdfunding projects where you have to reach a certain goal by a certain date to receive any funding at all?  Well, Raíces opted to get away from the idea of a middleman fundraising platform … Continue reading

A Crowdfunding Project of our Own! Help Preserve and Spread Culture by Donating to the Raíces Archive and Cultural Exchange

In just one week, we are leaving for a cultural and eco-cultural exchange on the island of Puerto Rico. Raíces Co-directors will be attending and documenting the 5th Bomba Research Conference and exploring ecological sites and eco-farms like Plenitud PR … Continue reading