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Raíces Director and co-founder Francisco G. Gómez gives a historical perspective on the Orishas and Cuban music, between songs in the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble presentation of "Tale of Two Waters".

As part of the "Tale of Two Waters" production, Raíces Folkloric Ensemble and Raíces Cultural Center Director Francisco G. Gómez explains the historical and cultural background of the traditions being presented and shares stories that help them come…

Muertos, directly translated to "the dead", or ancestors, play a large role in Cuban spiritual traditions. The ancestors are always honored before any ceremony or celebration for the Orishas begin.

A dance for the dead (or 'muertos'/ancestors). In the Cuban Orisha tradition, homage is paid to the ancestors before any ceremony or celebration begins.

"Tale of Two Waters" is a multimedia and musical presentation tying together the tradition of the Orishas, or forces of nature with the protection of the environment and the earth's ecosystems. During the introductory song honoring the ancestors, a…
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.

Professora Amazonas of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira sharing songs of capoeira with Raíces Director Francisco G. Gómez.

The drums are the heartbeat and the pulse that runs through a variety of genres in the African diaspora, including in Afro-Brazilian capoeira.

Raíces Director Francisco G. Gómez plays with members of Grupo Liberdade de Capoeira practice the rhythms and songs of the batería before training and playing capoeira.

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.

Raíces Cultural Center co-founder and Director Francisco G. Gómez taking notes at the 5th Bomba Research Conference neighborhood tour of Calle Calma.

Raíces Cultural Center director Francisco G. Gómez with Doña Ana Rodríguez, a panelist from the "Panel de testigos oculares y descendientes de la bomba antigua" (Panel of eyewitnesses and descendants of historic bomba from the early 20th century).
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