AfriCaribe

Bomba en Paseo Boricua

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AfriCaribe’s Music and Dance Spring 2017 Academy will begin its classes this April. Located at the Africaribe Cultural Center in Humboldt Park, they teach drumming, music and dance to children and adults of all ages. The center promotes a fun and free space to explore while paying homage to the African roots that run deep through the Caribbean.

Evaristo “Tito” Rodriguez started the academy in 2000 and his goal to provide Chicago with a way to celebrate Africa’s presence in the Caribbean has been realized. There are four main programs as part of AfriCaribe. First, the academy which allows dancers and musicians to teach Bomba to a future generation. Second, the ensemble which performs folk music and dance from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean all over the city and beyond. Third, the producers who put on events and conferences for learning. Finally, the educators who lead the workshops and lectures.

The non-profit organization aims to share the traditions, language and culture of the Caribbean with Chicago. Their upcoming spring session begins April 15 and classes will provide children’s and adults classes in Bomba Dance and drumming.

 

 

Cecilia Hernandez
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