Cultural and FOLKLORIC Arts

Performances, presentations & workshops

Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble performance at the Greater Brunswick Charter School in New Brunswick, NJ. All performances are interactive and include audience participation.

Our Current Offerings

Raíces Cultural Center offers a diversity of programming in the performing arts, academic scholarship, as well as, street presentations and workshops in the culture and history of the Caribbean and the diaspora.

Current performance, presentation and workshop offerings in the music and culture of the Caribbean include:

  • Bomba and /or Plena – Drums, Dance and Song from Puerto Rico
  • Los Vejigantes – Puerto Rico
  • Orishas – Forces of Nature in Song, Dance and Drum from Cuba
  • Rumba – Song, Dance and Drum from Cuba

Ensemble Performances, Presentations and Workshop Fees


Single Ensemble Performance – up to 1 hour – $1200

Two Ensemble Performances – up to 1 hour each – $2000

Single Workshop Presentation or 1 hour Multimedia Presentation – $800

Two Workshop Presentations or 1 hour Multimedia Presentations – $1400

* Most workshops offered are 90 minutes

Workshops can also be offered in a series, tailored to the needs of the school, organization or group wishing to host the classes.

Private Dance and Drum Classes

Children's bomba dance class taught by Raíces crew members Nicole Wines and Francisco G. Gómez

We are often contacted with requests for dance and drum classes for small and private groups. We can schedule private group classes for groups of 10 or more students who can commit to a minimum of an 8-week session with weekly meetings. Classes can be designed for either children or adults!

Raíces offers interactive classes and workshops as well as residency programs for school groups and organizations. Workshops can also be offered as a one time exposure activity or in a series, tailored to the needs of the school, organization or group wishing to host the classes.

Additional Educational Programs


Have an idea for a program, residency or collaboration? Get in touch and let us help you design and present custom tailored programs that fall within any of our programming areas. Seeking funding? Raíces can collaborate with you to apply for programming grants that will bring us to your site to teach and share.

*Please note that all contracts for events and programs located more than 20 miles from our Home Base in New Brunswick and Highland Park, NJ will be subject to an additional $75 transportation fee.

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