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African Influences in the Caribbean, Part 5
August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda, Valencia College and the Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts (PROPA) are partnering together to provide a series of panel discussions called “African Influence in the Caribbean.” The fifth and final installment of this series will include a presentation by Francisco Tovar of the Institute of Afrodiasporic Studies (IAS) who will share his research about West African ethnic groups and the associated cultural expressions that have contributed to AfroCaribbean identities. Melanie Maldonado of Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts (PROPA) will provide a complementary lecture on African retentions found in Puerto Rico (inclusive of gastronomy, language and dress). Olabayo Ogunrinola (Nigeria), Thobos Lubamba (Congo) and Dimas Sánchez (Puerto Rico) will close out the session with demonstrations and explanations of various drumming traditions.
This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda.
August 20 @ 6:30 pm -
August 20 @ 8:30 pm