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Grupo Liberdade celebrating Kwanzaa with a roda at the 53rd Annual Harvest Festival of African Culture in Montclair, NJ.

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Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira in the roda with her students celebrating Kwanzaa at the 53rd Annual Harvest Festival of African Culture.

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On September 17, 2019, Raíces Cultural Center had the honor of conducting an oral history interview with Andean folkloric musician and culture bearer Don Pepe Santana

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Professora Amazonas of Grupo Libeardade de Capoeira sharing songs of capoeira with Raíces Director Francisco G. Gómez.

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Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira.

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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira learning and studying the songs, rhythms, and music that are played in the batería in the capoeira roda.

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The berimbau is a Brazilian instrument featured in the batería of capoeira. It is considered a percussion instrument and consists of a wooden bow called bribe or verga, a single metal string called arame, a hollow gourd called a cabaça, a stone or…

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Cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz after his oral history interview with the Raíces Digital Archive.

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The Puerto Rican cuatro is unofficially known as the national instrument of Puerto Rico. It is used to play the traditional jíbaro music of the mountains of Puerto Rico.

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Close up José Gabriel Muñoz’s modern ten-string cuatro while he plays after his oral history interview for the Raíces Digital Archive.

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José Gabriel Muñoz gave the Raíces Digital Archive crew a short private concert after his oral history interview.

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José Gabriel Muñoz speaking with Raíces Cultural Center director Francisco G. Gómez after his oral history interview with the Raíces Digital Archive Crew

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Cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz demonstrates how the cuatro is interpreted with classical music.An excerpt from Cello Suite No.1 by J.S. Bach interpreted by José Gabriel Muñoz. The Cello Suite was transposed and arranged on the cuatro by Alvin Medina.…

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Excerpt from concert presented by Gabriel Munoz & Melodías Borinqueñas on April 3, 2019 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. 2/2

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Excerpt from concert presented by Gabriel Munoz & Melodías Borinqueñas on April 3, 2019 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

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Excerpt from a performance by cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz at the Library of Congress.

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José Gabriel Muñoz at the premiere of the film “Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage” at the Tapia Theater in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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José Gabriel Muñoz performing at the Tapia Theater in San Juan, PR for the movie premiere of “Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage”.
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