AfriCaribe Folkoric Dance
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Date: Sunday, April 14th, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Moore Lounge, Pearsons Hall
Sponsored by: Office of Intercultural Affairs
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, Contact: Cecil Youngblood 363-2125
Please join Beloit College as we welcome the folkloric dance group AfriCaribe, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, research, promotion and development of the Puerto Rican and Caribbean cultures through music, dance, theatre and other artistic mediums.
Created in 2000 by Evaristo “Tito” Rodriguez in an effort create an organization in Chicago that would have the unique intent of celebrating the African influence in Puerto Rico and other countries of the Caribbean, Rodriguezs' vision came to fruition in the form of an umbrella organization that provides educational and cultural programming through four main programs. These are the academy through which professional dancers and musicians teach traditional drumming and dance of several Puerto Rican Bomba rythyms; the performance ensemble that prepares and presents various styles of folk music from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean through song, dance, drums and other percussive instruments; the production company which will be responsible for annual events including folklore conferences; and the education department that will provide workshops and lectures by members of the organization and other invited professionals.
This event is free and open to the campus and community.