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Prototype of Samuel Lind’s Sculpture Osaín. Raíces crew members and students had seen the Osaín sculpture at Bomplenzo 2008 at Hostos College in the Bronx, NY.

Tickets for Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble’s 2011 Production “Festival for the Dead: Ancestral Traditions in the Diaspora” Tickets

Featuring the Raíces Cultural Center Ensemble and Grupo Ribeiro.

For many cultures, death has…

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

Students from Raícitas Youth Program attended the Orisha Art Exhibit to learn more about the Orishas, or forces of nature. These students had recently begun to learn the songs and dances of the Orishas in their classes.

Cultural and educational display at the Orisha Art Exhibit. The display includes the batá drums, and peripheral instruments used in Afro-Cuban music, an orisha Oyá doll, a handmade Eleguá, Orisha tiles and a an Orisha poster.

Raíces supporter and art fan Ozzy Vera with exhibit artist Joe Lentini.

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

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.

Unknown Santero (a person who practices the Yorùbá belief system of Ocha) Ocha is a belief system from Nigeria in West Africa. Its practitioners believe in the forces of nature like the ocean, rivers, lightning and thunder, wind, vegetation and…

Brief description/definition of Orisha, or Forces of Nature from Nigeria and Cuba.
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