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Celebrando 2005 - Loiza Viva
PRFDance with William Cepeda & AfroBoricua

This year's Celebrando 2005 season project featured master artists William Cepeda and AfroBoricua, and focused on the rich folklore of Loiza. Our project included a week-long master-level workshop on Bomba dance, percussion rhythms, and songs unique to Loiza, as well as the traditions that celebrate the Festival of Santiago Apostal. Our Musicos enjoyed learning complex traditional and experimental music written by William Cepeda. Our Dancers put our acting skills to work for our presentation of the games and traditional songs of the Baquine.

Our season project culminated in a joint performance with PRFDance, William Cepeda, and AfroBoricua on June 25-26, 2005 at the State Theatre in downtown Austin and featured both traditional and experimental styles of music and dance. Enjoy these photos from our performance, as well as a season of activities that prepared for this event. All was made possible by funding by the National Endowment, the City of Austin, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, and others.


PRFDance Musicos with William Cepeda & AfroBoricua

Bailes de las Montanas (Seis Chorreao)!

William plays the Shells!

Plena Music and Dance!

Modern moves to Plena-con-Jazz!

The Baquine

No Llores Mas!!

Bomba de Loiza!

Festival de Santiago y Comparsa!

Audience Participation

THE END !!

More photos from our season-long Celebrando 2005 Project!!


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