Events Calendar

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Alert: Due to Hurricane Ian, some events have been canceled or postponed. We are working to ensure that our events calendar remains accurate. We strongly urge you to call the event contact for any program you are interested in to confirm that the event is still planned.

African Influences in the Caribbean

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

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,

African Influences in the Caribbean: Genealogy

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

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

African Influences in the Caribbean: Congo and Puerto Rico

Virtual Event Virtual Event

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

African Influences in the Caribbean: West Africa and Puerto Rico

Casa Culture 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

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.” During this fourth program, ethnographic and archival research and area expertise will inform a discussion on how West and Central African descendants have preserved a connection to the Mother Continent through dances in the Caribbean.

African Influences in the Caribbean, Part 5

Three Mask Inc. 1023 W Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL

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

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