Sounds & Rhythm of Resistance

Taller Puertorriqueño

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Music Dance

Mar 22, 1873 – Emancipation Day in Puerto Rico

Taller Puertorriqueño travels back in time to celebrate Puerto Rico’s Emancipation Day; the day when slaves from African origin were set free on the island in 1873. The event, to be held at The Barnes Foundation’s new Parkway location, presents a glimpse of the dance and music with its roots in African heritage that are today an integral part of Puerto Rican and other Latin American cultures. Throughout the American continent, African and Latin American cultures interweave, producing unique dance and musical styles. From the beat of the drums of Africa to the Bomba dance of Puerto Rico, the audience will be taken back to this major turning point in history and its profound influence on Latino culture.

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Tickets are $10 and available for purchase at the Barnes Foundation on the day of the show.

Start time: 6pm