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Flyer for the Eco-Art Exhibit featuring assemblage artist Lisa Bagwell. All sculptures featured in this exhibit are made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials.

Flyer for the Common Ground program's canning workshop. The Common Ground Workshop series was a collaborative program presented throughout the Summer of 2016 by Raíces EcoCulture in partnership with Chef Enrique Pérez of Elijah's Promise.

Flyer for the Common Ground program's zucchini bread workshop. The Common Ground Workshop series was a collaborative program presented throughout the Summer of 2016 by Raíces EcoCulture in partnership with Chef Enrique Pérez of Elijah's Promise.

Flyer for the Common Ground program’s knife skills workshop. The Common Ground Workshop series was a collaborative program presented throughout the Summer of 2016 by Raíces EcoCulture in partnership with Chef Enrique Pérez of Elijah's Promise.

In June of 2009, Raíces Cultural Center Folkloric Ensemble was invited to collaborate in a cultural performance at the annual Brooklyn Puerto Rican Day Parade. The collaboration was made up of additional musicians and dancers from NJ and NY.

Traditionally, vejigantes carried inflated cow or goat bladders on the end of a stick and use it to tease, taunt and chase those participating in the celebrations, or las fiestas, especially children. Today a balloon or paper bag is what is commonly…

Gabriela Pérez dancing plena at a public educational performance in New Brunswick, NJ. Plena is the national music dance of Puerto Rico and is commonly played, sung, and danced in the diaspora at festivals, parties, plenazos, performances and…

Gabriela Pérez dancing picoteos de bomba at the Raritan River Environmental Festival in New Brunswick, NJ.

There are many styles of bomba dresses and costume, both traditional and contemporary. Raíces Cultural Center had these costumes handmade by a local NJ seamstress for their educational performance series Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico in 2009,…

Gabriela dancing bomba with students at the Greater Brunswick Charter School in New Brunswick, NJ, sharing the folkloric traditions of bomba, plena and los vejigantes de Puerto Rico.

Gabriela Pérez dancing bomba with Los Vejigantes.

In Havana, there is no specified time or place for music, it is simply part of everyday life, from morning to night. On his cultural exchange trip to Cuba, NJ musician Dean Warren Schomburg experienced this, as pictured here by his spontaneous dance…

NJ musician Dean Warren Schomburg posing with congas in Cuba, one of the most common instruments played in Afro-Cuban and Afro-Caribbean music. These drums are handmade and maintained with care as resources are scarce.

NJ musician Dean Warren Schomburg on a cultural arts exchange designed to make connections between NJ based artists active in the preservation of Caribbean cultural arts and traditions and individuals practicing those traditions in the Caribbean. …

Dean Warren Schomburg posing with statue of Ernest Hemingway in "el Floridita" in Havana, Cuba. "El Floridita" was a well known hangout of Hemingway.

NJ musician Dean Warren Schomburg on a cultural arts exchange trip in Havana, Cuba.

Raíces Cultural Center ensemble member Dean Warren Schomburg preparing to perform and share the history and evolution of traditional Puerto Rican and Cuban music and dance traditions with Rutgers University students at the Center for Latino Arts and…

Raíces Caribeñas, the predecessor to the Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble, performing giving an educational concert as part of the 2nd Reformed Church of New Brunswick’s Lunchtime Recital Series. Dean Warren Schomburg played both flute and…

Dean Warren Schomburg playing music with other NJ based folkloric Caribbean musicians

NJ musicians from Raíces Caribeñas preparing to perform at the Streets2k5 festival in downtown New Brunswick, NJ. Raíces Caribeñas played Afro-Caribbean and hip-hop fusion music at this festival celebrating and highlighting public art.

Raíces Caribeñas, the predecessor to the Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble, performing as part the Streets 2k5 community and public arts festival. Raíces Caribeñas was invited to participate as part of the attempt to integrate cultural arts and…

Flyer for the first event in the Common Ground Workshop series, a collaborative program introduced in Spring 2016 by Raíces EcoCulture in partnership with Chef Enrique Pérez of Elijah's Promise.

Dancer performs in El Prado area of Old Havana.