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African Influences in the Caribbean: Genealogy

African Influences in the Caribbean

Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda and Valencia College are partnering together to provide a series of panel discussions called “African Influence in the Caribbean.” During this second panel discussion, the panel of experts will be discussing the Transatlantic Trade; Caribbean DNA research with a focus on Puerto Rican genealogy; and case studies of Folkloric practitioners. There will be musical demonstrations of Puerto Rican and African rhythms. 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: February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented By:

Eric Wright, Professor of Evolution of African American Culture and Music, Valencia College; Melanie Maldonado, Genealogy Researcher and founder of Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts; Dimas Sanchez, Percussionist and at Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda

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Event Contact:

Barbara Liz Ortiz
(407) 965-7567

Venue Information:

Event Venue:

Valencia College Osceola Campus
1800 Denn John Ln
Kissemme, FL 34744
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