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In the fall of 2011, Raíces Cultural Center began an oral history project called "Testimonials for the Ancestors", collecting video interviews from community members willing to share their stories and histories about how they remember, honor and…

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In the fall of 2011, Raíces Cultural Center began an oral history project called "Testimonials for the Ancestors", collecting video interviews from community members willing to share their stories and histories about how they remember, honor and…

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For many cultures, death has always been felt with such finality. There are those, however, that have maintained a reverence and veneration for those that came before them. The Raíces Cultural Center's 2011 production Festival for the Dead:…

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Maculelê is an Afro-Brazilian art form that is part of the practice of capoeira. Maculelê can be practiced with either machetes or sticks, which when struck together become a part of the rhythm and music.

Raíces Roots Music Concert Series…

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Members of Grupo Senzala de Capoeira playing capoeira at the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series, July 14, 2018.


About Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

Mestre Zumbi & Grupo Senzala de Capoeira presented and shared their knowledge of…

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Mestre Zumbi & Grupo Senzala de Capoeira presenting songs, instruments and movements of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form and cultural tradition.

Raíces Roots Music Concert Series 2018.

Mestre Zumbi & Grupo Senzala de Capoeira presented and…

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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 relief and recovery in Puerto Rico.

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Raíces Cultural Center BOD chair, Angela Lugo, and Raíces Director and co-founder, Francisco G. Gómez gave a warm welcome and introduction to Mestre Zumbi and Grupo Senzala to kick off the 2018 Raíces Roots Music Concert Series.

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Raíces director Francisco G. Gómez, program coordinator Nicole Wines and volunteer Christina Proxenos with Plenitud PR resident and crew member Carson Ingley.

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Raíces director Francisco G. Gómez, program coordinator Nicole Wines and volunteer Christina Proxenos with the VISIONS group and some of the Plenitud PR crew during our visit in January 2018.

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Raíces Cultural Center co-founders with Casa Pueblo co-founders and current director.

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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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As part of the 2009 Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico residency program, the Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble performed the music, dance and song of bomba and plena at the Greater Brunswick Charter School. As in all bombazos, audience/community…

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On August 8, 2014, the Raíces Apiculture Initiative took a field trip to S & F Honey Farm in Hillsborough, NJ for a tour, presentation and questions and answer session with beekeeper Stan Wasitowski. Here, Raíces Co-Director Francisco G. Gómez is…

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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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Raícitas Youth Program participants who registered for full program cycles had the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble at community events and presentations, as well as student performances during Raíces…

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Raícitas Youth Program dance class held at the Hub City Teen Center in New Brunswick, NJ. Students pictured here are learning about picoteos, or piquetes, which are movements used in bomba dance to converse with the drum.

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Family participants in the vejigantes Arts and Family Day event got to try the instruments of bomba and plena and learn how to play a simple bomba rhythm together.
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