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Members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira practicing the instruments, rhythms, and songs of capoeira. Humor and play are sprinkled throughout the classes, from the music to the physical training.

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On September 17, 2019, Raíces Cultural Center had the honor of conducting an oral history interview with Andean folkloric musician and culture bearer Don Pepe Santana

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Cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz after his oral history interview with the Raíces Digital Archive.

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The Puerto Rican cuatro is unofficially known as the national instrument of Puerto Rico. It is used to play the traditional jíbaro music of the mountains of Puerto Rico.

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Close up José Gabriel Muñoz’s modern ten-string cuatro while he plays after his oral history interview for the Raíces Digital Archive.

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José Gabriel Muñoz gave the Raíces Digital Archive crew a short private concert after his oral history interview.

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José Gabriel Muñoz speaking with Raíces Cultural Center director Francisco G. Gómez after his oral history interview with the Raíces Digital Archive Crew

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Cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz demonstrates how the cuatro is interpreted with classical music.An excerpt from Cello Suite No.1 by J.S. Bach interpreted by José Gabriel Muñoz. The Cello Suite was transposed and arranged on the cuatro by Alvin Medina.…

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Excerpt from concert presented by Gabriel Munoz & Melodías Borinqueñas on April 3, 2019 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. 2/2

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Excerpt from concert presented by Gabriel Munoz & Melodías Borinqueñas on April 3, 2019 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

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Excerpt from a performance by cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz at the Library of Congress.

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José Gabriel Muñoz at the premiere of the film “Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage” at the Tapia Theater in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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José Gabriel Muñoz performing at the Tapia Theater in San Juan, PR for the movie premiere of “Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage”.

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On October 20, 2019, Raíces Cultural Center had the honor of conducting an oral history interview with cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz. Download a PDF of the full oral history interview transcript here: José Gabriel Muñoz Interview Transcript

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On October 20, 2019, Raíces Cultural Center had the honor of conducting an oral history interview with cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz. Download the full oral history interview transcript here (PDF)

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Pepe Santana sings an Andean song. It was the first time that the audience heard Pepe sing a song in an indigenous language. There was a great silence in the room making it known that the audience was moved by the new and unfamiliar music they were…

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Pepe Santana explains to the audience the importance of the drum-the heart beat of a song. It helps us to feel the song not only just hear it.

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Pepe plays the Pan pipes, an Andean music staple instrument. What is most spectacular is that Pepe seamlessly plays two pipes at the same time. As you can tell by the audience's reactions they were impressed!
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