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African Influences in the Caribbean: Congo and Puerto Rico


African Influences in the Caribbean

Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda and Valencia College have partnered to provide a series of panel discussions called “African Influence in the Caribbean.” The March presentation is a deep dive into the history, background and rhythmic relationship between the African country Congo and the Caribbean island Puerto Rico. Eric Wright, Professor of Evolution of African American Culture and Music at Valencia College, will discuss the history behind how these rhythms traveled from Africa to Puerto Rico, and all across the Caribbean. His detailed discussion will be complemented by a live musical demonstration from Thobos Lubamba and Dimas Sanchez, percussionists at Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda. The audience will have an opportunity to interact throughout this community discussion with the scholars and subject matter experts.

For those unable to attend in person, portions of the event will be streamed live through Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda’s Facebook page. This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda.

Events Details:

Date/time: March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Presented By:

Eric Wright, Professor of Evolution of African American Culture and Music, Valencia College; Thobo Lubamba, African Percussionist at Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda; Dimas Sanchez, Percussionist at Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda

Event Fee:

Free

Event Type:

Virtual/Online

Event Contact:

Event Contact:

Barbara Liz Ortiz
Phone:
(407) 965-7567
Email:
edbyptc@gmail.com

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