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African Influences in the Caribbean

February 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 first panel discussion, the panel of experts will be discussing the Transatlantic Trade; Africanism, Creolization, and Ethnogenesis; African ethnicities across the Caribbean; and African influence in music across the Caribbean. There will also be a collaborative demonstration of African rhythms in Nigeria, Congo and Puerto Rico and discuss their impact on society. 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.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 2, 2022 @ 1:00 pm -
February 2, 2022 @ 3:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Eric Wright, Professor of Evolution of Africa American Culture and Music, Valencia College; Dimas Sanchez, Percussionist and at Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda
Event Fee:
Event Type:
Combination of in-person and virtual/online

Event Contact:

Barbara Liz Ortiz
(407) 965-7567

Event Venue:

Valencia College East Campus
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail
Orlando, FL 32825
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