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Eleguá is known as a trickster and his dance represents this quality. Raíces Folkloric Ensemble dancer Nicole Wines interacts with the audience, offering her stick and quickly pulling it away with a laugh.
Raíces Folkloric Ensemble member Nicole Wines performing an Eleguá dance during the ensemble's presentation of "Tale of Two Waters".
Eleguá is known for his childlike nature, which explains his love for candy and for playing tricks. Raíces Folkloric Ensemble member Nicole Wines hands out candy as Eleguá during the presentation of "Tale of Two Waters".
The Raíces Folkloric Ensemble performing Eleguá during their presentation of "Tale of Two Waters" at the Elizabeth Public Library.
Nicole Wines performs a representation of Eleguá at the Elizabeth Public Library with the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble.
A representation of Eleguá, the keeper of the crossroads, by the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble.
Eleguá dance and song, presented by the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble.
Raíces Folkloric Ensemble members Nicole Wines and Edward LaPorté performing a song and dance in honor of the ancestors.
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.
The Raíces Folkloric Ensemble plays "Aumbao Wa Ori", a song honoring and praising the ancestors and dances for the dead.
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.
Nicole Wines dances for the dead accompanied by the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble playing Aumbao Wa Ori.
The Raíces Folkloric Ensemble plays "Aumbao Wa Ori", a song honoring and praising the ancestors.
Raíces Folkloric Ensemble members playing an introductory rhythm on the shekeres and bell.
Nicole Wines introduces the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble Production "Tale of Two Waters" at the Elizabeth Public Library.
Raíces co-founder and Archive Curator Nicole Wines with the Lizandro Artiles, owner of Amigolandia, a sports bar in Arroyo, Puerto Rico where the owner is as passionate about music as he is about sports.
Raíces co-founder and Archive Curator Nicole Wines with Eugenia Ivelisse Rivera, sister of Ismael Rivera and director of the Fundación Ismael Rivera.
Raíces Cultural Center co-founder and Archive Curator Nicole Wines at Calle Ismael Rivera (a.k.a. "Calle Calma") on day 1 of the 5th Bomba Research Conference in 2013.
Raíces Director Francisco G. Gómez introducing the program coordinator for Water Is Life, Nicole Wines, along with volunteer and student Kira Herzog, who was instrumental in helping to set up and organize the Water Is Life initiative.
Members of the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble, along with student Kira Herzog, play the Cuban batá drums and sing for the waters at the Water Is Life opening reception.