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A Pretty Normal Day with Afro-Cuban Dance Group Oyu Oro
This short video was created by Xavier Diaz of Pretty Normal Productions about Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Experiemental Dance Ensemble after meeting Danys Perez aka La Mora, a teacher, choreographer, proud Afro-Cubana and the founder of Oyu Oro, at an event…
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An exploration and representation of a Chinese creation myth from the folklore of the artist’s family’s home region in South East China. This digital painting was created as part of a Raíces Branch of Community History digital exhibit.
Gabriel Muñoz’s First Cuatro
The first cuatro of José Gabriel Muñoz
Gabriel Muñoz & Melodías Borinqueñas
Gabriel Muñoz & Melodías Borinqueñas performing at Rutgers University in 2018.
Cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz after his oral history interview with the Raíces Digital Archive.
Ten Stringed Cuatro
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.
Cuatro - Close Up
Close up José Gabriel Muñoz’s modern ten-string cuatro while he plays after his oral history interview for the Raíces Digital Archive.
José Gabriel Muñoz gave the Raíces Digital Archive crew a short private concert after his oral history interview.
After the Interview
José Gabriel Muñoz speaking with Raíces Cultural Center director Francisco G. Gómez after his oral history interview with the Raíces Digital Archive Crew
Excerpt: Classical Music Demonstration on Cuatro
Cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz demonstrates how the cuatro is interpreted with classical music.An excerpt from Cello Suite No.1 by J.S. Bach interpreted by José Gabriel Muñoz. The Cello Suite was transposed and arranged on the cuatro by Alvin Medina.…
Excerpt: Gabriel Muñoz & Melodías Borinqueñas Concert at Rutgers University 2
Excerpt from concert presented by Gabriel Munoz & Melodías Borinqueñas on April 3, 2019 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. 2/2
Excerpt: Gabriel Muñoz & Melodías Borinqueñas Concert at Rutgers University
Excerpt from concert presented by Gabriel Munoz & Melodías Borinqueñas on April 3, 2019 at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
Excerpt: José Gabriel Muñoz Library of Congress Performance
Excerpt from a performance by cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz at the Library of Congress.
Video Provided by José Gabriel Muñoz
Video Provided by José Gabriel Muñoz
“Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage” Premiere
José Gabriel Muñoz at the premiere of the film “Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage” at the Tapia Theater in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
José Muñoz y Yomo Toro
José Gabriel Muñoz with Yomo Toro in the mid 90s.
José Gabriel Muñoz: Library of Congress Oral History Interview
Oral history interview at the Library of Congress.
José Gabriel Muñoz in his beginning years as a cuatrista in the early 90’s.
José Gabriel Muñoz: Kennedy Center Concert
José Gabriel Muñoz performing at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
José Gabriel Muñoz: Tapia Theater Performance
José Gabriel Muñoz performing at the Tapia Theater in San Juan, PR for the movie premiere of “Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage”.
Childhood photograph of José Gabriel Muñoz.
Oral History with José Gabriel Muñoz - Cuatrista
On October 20, 2019, Raíces Cultural Center had the honor of conducting an oral history interview with cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz. Download a PDF of the full oral history interview transcript here: José Gabriel Muñoz Interview Transcript
Raíces Roots Music Oral History Interview: José Gabriel Muñoz - Cuatrista
Oral history interview with cuatrista José Gabriel Muñoz. Download the full oral history interview transcript here (PDF)
Artisans selling hand crafted vejigante masks at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores in Juncos, Puerto Rico.
Bomba - Culture Rising
These bomba dancer cutouts were some of the cultural materials and artifacts saved and recovered after Hurricane María. Cultural roots and artistic expression were all strengthened on the island of Puerto Rico after Hurricane María. Drums, guitars,…
In the Batey de los Ayalas
Damaged structure in the yard of the Ayala home in Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico. These cutouts of bomber dancers remained undamaged by the storm. This is the yard where the bombazos take place during the Fiestas de Santiago Apostol each July.