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In center, Nicole Wines, Co-Director of the Raíces Cultural Center. From left to right unknown drummer, Raúl Ayala, Marcos Ayala Lind and Marcos Peñalosa Pica playing the barrilles (bomba drums) in Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico on the day of Santiago…

Nicole Wines, Co-Director of the Raíces Cultural Center dancing bomba at the Ayala family home on the day of Santiago apostol.

From left to right Francisco G. Gómez and Nicole Wines, Co-Directors of the Raíces Cultural Center and Obanilu Ire at a bombazo on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Streets2k Festival series began in 2005 with Streets2k5. Raíces has been involved in each of the Streets2k Festivals, as performers, participants, and also as partners with the original creators of the event, the public arts non-profit Albus…

Raíces student performer Aja Washington dancing Yemayá, the orisha, or force of nature, of the ocean. In Nigeria, the orisha Yemayá was originally a river, but in the evolution on the island of Cuba, during and after the trans-Atlantic slave trade,…

Raíces Co-Directors Francisco G. Gómez and Nicole Wines in a Raíces Ensemble rehearsal. Francisco is also the Musical Director of Raíces. Pictured here in the spring of 2010 surrounded by cultural objects and instruments.

Raíces students often rehearse and perform with the core of the Raíces Ensemble. Practicing voices for a full chorus in the Spring of 2010.

The Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble was asked to share the traditions and cultures of the Caribbean through music, dance and song as part of the 2010 NAACP Kwanzaa Celebration. Raíces Ensemble members are pictured here playing batá and singing to…

Raíces Co-Directors Francisco G. Gómez and Nicole Wines with the artists featured in the exhibit, Aja Washington and Joe Lentini

Family Arts and Culture Day participants hung their Day of the Dead themed artwork in the “Historias de los muertos” exhibit at Raíces.

Raíces Cultural Center provides arts and music education to the community. Here a student is learning the basics of Afro-Caribbean percussion with teacher and Raíces Co-Director Francisco G. Gómez

Don Luis and the Raíces crew immediately began preparing earth and planting seeds for a few varieties of beans after Don Luis chose the seed varieties he wanted to grow from the 50 pound box of seeds donated to Raíces by a dozen organic, non-GMO and…

Don Luis Soto explaining to Raíces EcoCulture Coordinator Nicole Wines how he makes his compost mixture for planting on his organic farm. Using all natural, organic and local resources, Don Luis works to regenerate the soil and maintain and improve…

Don Luis and Doña Carmen Soto of Finca Mi Casa with Raíces Cultural Center co-founders Francisco G. Gómez and Nicole Wines during our Sustainable Disaster Relief Support Exchange Trip in January 2018. Raíces is proud to have provided support to Finca…

Owen Ingley of Plenitud and Nicole Wines of Raíces Cultural Center serving dinner to VISIONS students on a service learning retreat.

Raíces Cultural Center co-founders with Casa Pueblo co-founders and current director.

Raíces director Francisco G. Gómez, program coordinator Nicole Wines and volunteer Christina Proxenos with the VISIONS group and some of the Plenitud PR crew during our visit in January 2018.

Raíces director Francisco G. Gómez, program coordinator Nicole Wines and volunteer Christina Proxenos with Plenitud PR resident and crew member Carson Ingley.

Raíces Cultural Center co-founders Nicole Wines and Francisco G. Gómez with Gabriel Muñoz after his performance at the Forum Theatre.

A member of the group representing Aguada in the 5th Encuentro de Tambores takes time to teach Raíces co-founder and ensemble member Nicole Wines the pattern he plays to accompany the bomba strains. Each town and group has their own variations of…

Members of the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble in 2017 after a performance at the Reformed Church of Highland Park.
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