Bomba Social – Celebrating 25 Years! Puerto Rican Cultural Center

Bomba Social

Bring your drums & falda! Bomba Social – Celebrating 25 Years! Puerto Rican Cultural Center BRING YOUR DRUMS & FALDA — WE’RE HAVING A PARTY! Bomba Social – Celebrating 25 years Puerto Rican Cultural Center September 11, 2022, 2-5pm Free & Indoor Event (masks welcome) Come dance, play, and sing Bomba and help us cut our birthday cake. We’re celebrating 25 years of bringing Puerto Rican culture and traditions to Central Texas. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is the only center in Texas and the Southwest affiliated with the Institute…

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African Influences in the Caribbean

African Influences in the Caribbean

The 5th 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 complimentary 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…

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