Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance
Celebrando 2005 - Loiza Viva
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
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.
PRFDance with William Cepeda & AfroBoricua
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!
No Llores Mas!!
Bomba de Loiza!
Festival de Santiago y Comparsa!
THE END !!
We hold the banner high for Puerto Rico everyday!
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For more information:
Dr. Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
Cultural Center Address: 701 Tillery Street #13, Austin TX 78702-3738 (Map & Directions)
Mailing Address: 15228 Quiet Pond Court, Austin TX 78728-4555
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