Raíces Cultural Center started off 2020 on a positive note as we received notifications of both Arts and History Program Grants from the Middlesex County Office of Arts and History (MCOAH).
The Arts Program that was awarded funding is our 2020 Bombazos del Batey program series. In these community events, a variety of folkloric genres from Puerto Rico will be presented, with a focus on the genre of bomba. While a core group of collaborating musicians, dancers and singers will kick off each event with presentations and instruction, once the music gets going, participants will be invited to join in every aspect of the bombazo events.
History funding will support the creation of the “Ancestral Herbal Narratives” Oral History Project. The Raíces Digital Archive team will collect, document & share stories, narratives, & histories about herbalists & healers from a diversity of cultural backgrounds & traditions on our archive and make it available to the public through this Public History resource and tool.
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Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders Through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
Program funded by Middlesex County, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.