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Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

Gabriel Muñoz & Melodías Borinqueñas performed folkloric music from the island of Puerto Rico at the Forum Theatre Cultural Arts Center in Metuchen, NJ to help raise funds for sustainable grassroots…

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Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

Gabriel Muñoz & Melodías Borinqueñas performed folkloric music from the island of Puerto Rico at the Forum Theatre Cultural Arts Center in Metuchen, NJ to help raise funds for sustainable grassroots disaster…

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Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

Gabriel Muñoz & Melodías Borinqueñas performed folkloric music from the island of Puerto Rico at the Forum Theatre Cultural Arts Center in Metuchen, NJ to help raise funds for sustainable grassroots disaster…

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Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

Gabriel Muñoz & Melodías Borinqueñas performed folkloric music from the island of Puerto Rico at the Forum Theatre Cultural Arts Center in Metuchen, NJ to help raise funds for sustainable grassroots disaster…

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Raíces Cultural Center co-founders Nicole Wines and Francisco G. Gómez with Gabriel Muñoz after his performance at the Forum Theatre.

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Raíces Cultural Center Director Francisco G. Gómez with members and friends of Gabriel Muñoz & Melodías Borinqueñas. Raíces was proud to present Gabriel Muñoz & Melodias Borinqueñas, as they shared their traditional Jíbaro music from Puerto Rico as…

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On September 22, 2018, Gabriel Muñoz y Melodías Borinqueñas shared the traditional Jíbaro mountain music of Puerto Rico at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen, NJ as part of the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series.

Gabriel Muñoz was born in Puerto Rico in…

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Gabriel Muñoz sings and plays the Puerto Rican folkloric Jibaro music at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen, NJ, sharing the tradition of the island where he was born with his neighbors from his current state of residence, New Jersey.

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Gabriel Muñoz y Melodías Borinqueñas play for Puerto Rican disaster relief and recovery support. Along with all other musicians who played at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series, the group helped raise funds for our sustainable relief support…

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Cecelia López performed as a guest artist with Melodías Borinqueñas, traveling from Puerto Rico for musical collaborations. Cecelia shared not only her beautiful voice, but also her story of her experience during and after Hurricane María’s…

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Gabriel Muñoz playing the Puerto Rican cuatro as he introduces Jíbaro music from the mountains of Puerto Rico at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen, NJ.

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Gabriel Muñoz y Melodías Borinqueñas playing traditional Puerto Rican Jíbaro music at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen, NJ.

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Anibal Ortiz of Melodías Borinqueñas plays the guitar, keeping the rhythm for aguinaldos and seis chorreaos.

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Ivan Rodriguez playing bongo with Melodías Borinqueñas at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

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In Puerto Rican Jíbaro music, some of the instruments include the congas and the guitar, both keeping the rhythm of the songs.

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Gabriel Muñoz was born in Puerto Rico in 1976. When he was 2, his family moved to New Jersey, where he grew up and still resides. He was introduced to the cuatro—a traditional Puerto Rican musical instrument similar to the mandolin—at the age of 14.…

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At the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series presentation at the Forum Theatre, September 2018, Gabriel Muñoz y Melodías Borinqueñas, introduced the Puerto Rican folk music genre of Jíbaro music to Raíces Cultural Center’s community in Central NJ. to…

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Gabriel Muñoz y Melodías Borinqueñas performing traditional Jíbaro music from the mountains of Puerto Rico at the Forum Theatre in Metuchen, NJ in September of 2018. This performance was part of the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series and helped to…

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Busy street in Old Havana in front of the Capitol building.

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Bomba is community! Students from the audience were invited up to dance bomba before the drum with the Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble.

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Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble performed bomba and plena and presented about the tradition of Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico, an Afropuertorican folkloric tradition. After the interactive performance, participants had the opportunity to dance and…

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As part of the 2009 Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico arts residency program, the Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble performed their vejigantes presentation at Paul Robeson Community Theme School for the Arts in New Brunswick, NJ. Students learned about…
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