Carribean Authors & Writers Interview with Yvette Canoura: A Reflection by Natalie Saldarriaga Raíces Cultural center is proud to announce our Caribbean Authors & Writers oral history Collection. In this
Flashback to Afribembé 2022 and This Year’s Celebration by Francisco G. Gómez Last year’s Afribembé celebration was off the hook. There was a diverse lineup of performers, speakers, poets and
Raíces Cultural Center has received two years of NEA ARP funding support for our core arts program team.
Family Ties Interview with Ty Thompson: A Reflection by Natalie Saldarriaga ENGLISH Something that has always intrigued me about history are the small moments that change the trajectories of our
Raíces Cultural Center is honored to receive grant support from the New Jersey Council for Humanities COVID-19 Response Grants to support the official launch of our newest program branch, the Branch of Community History.
In her TED Talk, Dominique Luster examines the “impact” and “power” that “bias and privilege” have in the ability to create “silenced landscapes” within the archives. We often think of the archives as a place we can find first-person experiences, but Luster reminds us these spaces have been “strategically curated”. We can’t escape the reality that some voices are purposely silenced while others are uplifted.
The Dawn of the Mascaras, the first solo art exhibit of Nathan Bunce, at El Museo de Los Sures, Feb-March 2020.
Raíces Cultural Center has been awarded an incubation grant from NJ CH to develop a research initiative that examines the role and impact of gender in folkloric expressions and cultural traditions from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.
Raíces Cultural Center has Arts and History Program Grants from the Middlesex County Office of Arts and History (MCOAH) for 2020.
Photo gallery of Segunda Quimbamba’s September 19, 2019 performance at the Perth Amboy Ferry Slip
by Nicole Wines It’s official…the growing season has begun! We have put our first seeds in trays – sweet and hot peppers, eggplants, tomatoes and herbs – rigged up a
Raíces Cultural Center has teamed up with TaínaSoy Apiario Institute for Sustainability and Ecological Conservancy to provide fiscal sponsorship for the awarding of a Bee Cause Foundation grant which will help launch an educational program in Aguada, Puerto Rico to Save the PR Bee.
Check out the photo gallery from our November 10 concert featuring Pepe Santana & Grupo INKHAY
Check out the photo gallery and video clips from our September 22 concert featuring Gabriel Muñoz & Melodías Borinqueñas.
Check out the photo gallery from the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series event featuring Magnolia Street String Band.
Thanks to the generous contributions of friends, family, community members, and supporters from near and far, Raíces Cultural Center has met it’s goal in Phase 1 of our Disaster Relief Support Initiative. In 9 months we were able to raise over $10,000 to help support grassroots recovery efforts on the island of Puerto Rico. Learn more about what the funds have been used to support as our friends, family and collaborators work for a just, sustainable and renewable recovery for the island.