Preserving cultural roots, sharing undertold stories.


Raíces Digital Archive

Roots Music Exhibit Series

Pepe Santana

Andean Folkloric Music

José Gabriel Muñoz

Jíbaro Music – Puerto Rico

Contramestra Amazonas

Capoeira – Brazil

Oral History Collection

Explore this growing collection of oral history interviews collected as part of the Raíces Digital Archive Roots Music Exhibit Series.

About this Series

The purpose of this project is to document and share the history and cultural impact of folkloric, musical, and artistic traditions from a variety of cultures in the communities where they are taught and practiced in the diaspora. Each exhibit focuses on an artist living and working in New Jersey to practice, preserve, and share their traditions. These are exceptional artists, teachers, and culture bearers living in our area, and we are honored to share their stories here on the Raíces Digital Archive.

This is an ongoing exhibit series, the Raíces Digital Archive Team will continue to curate new exhibits featuring roots music genres and local musician who work at preserving and sharing them. We will also continue to document the work of the artists already featured here and add to the dynamic exhibits and collections featured here. To register for bi-weekly Digital Archive email notifications, please sign up below.

Project Support

Grant funding has been provided by
The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Through a grant provided by the New Jersey Historical Commission,
a Division of the Department of State