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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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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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Raíces Co-Director Francisco G. Gómez explaining the instruments used in the music of bomba and plena, which is the music most closely related to the tradition of the vejigantes.

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At this Arts and Family Day event, participants got to learn about and meet los vejigantes de Puerto Rico in an interactive presentation and performance.

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After learning about the history of the vejigantes, families who participated in this Arts and Family Day event worked together on vejigante based crafts.

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After hearing stories about Los Vejigantes de Puerto Rico and making their own vejigante masks, participants colored vejigante costumes and masks and later put their artwork on display at the Raíces studio.

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Flyer for a poetry performance and workshop held by Glenis Redmond, who was holding a week-long artist residency at the State Theater. Raícitas Youth Program members were invited to attend and participate in this workshop.

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Flyer for Raícitas “Little Roots” Toddler Dance, Music and Culture Classes.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Discover the rich history of Afro-Caribbean music & dance!

Learn songs, music and dances together!

Hands on dance, music and…

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Flyer for Raícitas Youth Program “Little Roots” Family Gardening Workshop.

EVENT DESCRIPTION
Join us to learn about Companion Planting, and cultivate some seeds for plants that are friends.

In the Children's Garden at the Reformed Church of…

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Flyer for Raícitas Youth Program Creative Expressions Writing Circle.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
All young writers grades six and up are invited to join Raíces volunteer Emily Gibbons every Friday at 4:30pm for the Creative Expressions Writing…

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Flyer for Raícitas Youth Program Bomba Dance, Drum and Music Classes.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Families are invited to learn, make music, dance and sing together. Participants learn the songs, dances, rhythms, music, traditions, history, art and…

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Flyer for Raícitas “Little Roots” Family Dance, Music and Song Workshops

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Families are invited to learn, make music, dance and sing together. Participants learn the songs, dances, rhythms, music, traditions, history, art and…

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Flyer for Raícitas Youth Program Family Arts and Culture Workshops, a weekly series of dance, music, song and culture workshops for children and families to participate in together.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Families are invited to learn, make music,…

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Flyer for the Raícitas Youth Program “Raíces Means Roots” 4-H club.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Raíces Means "Roots" 4-H Club was open to all local youth K-first year of college and met the first Sunday of Every Month at Raíces Cultural Center.

The…

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Flyer for the 2011 Black History Festival organized by the Lounge Society in New Brunswick, NJ. EVENT DESCRIPTION This annual community festival was packed with performances, art, speakers, children's activities, food, vendors, prizes and more! The…

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Participant in the Raícitas Youth Program and Family Arts Day proudly displaying her Day of the Dead arts and crafts.

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Family Arts and Culture Day participants hung their Day of the Dead themed artwork in the “Historias de los muertos” exhibit at Raíces.

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Participant in the Raícitas Youth Program and Family Arts and Culture Day working on his Day of the Dead skull. Family Arts and Culture Days provide participants with culturally based arts activities while teaching the stories and histories of a…

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Participant in the Raícitas Youth Program and Family Arts Day proudly displaying his Day of the Dead skull.

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Students from Raícitas Youth Program attended the Orisha Art Exhibit to learn more about the Orishas, or forces of nature. These students had recently begun to learn the songs and dances of the Orishas in their classes.

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Raíces Cultural Center flyer for children’s and adults’ bomba classes held at the Hub City Teen Center in New Brunswick.
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