Raíces Cultural Center

Raíces Cultural Center &
Raíces Folkloric Ensemble

Nicole Wines

Artist Bio

Nicole Wines is a co-founder of Raíces Cultural Center in Central New Jersey, where she has been a core arts and humanities team member since 2008. At Raíces, Nicole’s roles as program coordinator, digital archive curator, and Raíces Folkloric Ensemble member, choreographer and teaching artist have centered around the organization’s mission of preserving cultural roots through the arts, history and ecology. She is a drummer, bassist, and dancer and has been learning, documenting, performing and sharing the cultural arts, dance and music of the Caribbean since she formally began her studies in 2005.


Artistic Highlights

The Spirit of the Drum: History and Evolution of an Afro-Caribbean Tradition

Bombazo del Batey: Lockdown Edition