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They were courageous women, ahead of their time!
Sembrando Herencia 2019 - Las Lavanderas
17th original musical - Carver Theatre
December 14 (6:30pm) & 15 (3pm), 2019
Sunday, Dec 15 will feature ASL Interpreters!
Invite - https://www.facebook.com/events/2315669002028475/
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Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance for our 17th original musical that brings history to life through community theater -- featuring acting, live music and dance. Written by Tekina-eiru Maynard, Las Lavanderas is our newest play based in history that celebrates unsung heroes! Special guests include Ballet Afrique.
Las Lavanderas is a bilingual play based in history that takes place in a time of great urban upheaval in the San Juan of the mid-19th century. During this epoch in history, there was a large push by the elite to displace the poor, working class to live outside the walled city of San Juan, so that it could be a symbol of Spanish modernity and respectability for the rest of the island.
The play pays tribute to the Lavanderas (laundresses) - an organized group of courageous women who were not afraid to stand up to the patriarchal colonial government for their rights to better living and working conditions. They were strong women, a key group in the economic development of their time -- and a force to be reckoned with! Many thanks to the academic research and oral histories shared by researchers Aixa Merino Falu and Zulmarie Alverio, elder Jesus Reyes, Nelie Lebron Robles (Paracumbe), and Margie Lacen from Loiza, unsung heroes who continue the fight to preserve Puerto Rican heritage!
Las Lavanderas will debut on December 14 & 15, 2019 at the Carver Theatre at the George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702.
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Sembrando Herencia 2019 is made possible in part with sponsorship from Shack Caribbean Seafood & Grill (Harker Heights), and with grants from Humanities Texas, state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Austin Parks & Recreation, Museums & Cultural Programs. The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided by calling (512) 974-3914 or Relay Texas 7-1-1.
Photo: Lavanderas from the University of Puerto Rico Digital Archives.
Catch it! Like Roberto Clemente Did! Roberto Clemente was -- The Great One -- one of the greatest Puerto Rican baseball players of all time! Come enjoy Roberto Clemente collector's grade memorabilia by Edwin Baez! Bring the kids! There will be door prizes!
Also enjoy our showcase of Traditional Arts students rehearsing music and dances for the upcoming play Las Lavanderas!
COME ONE COME ALL to the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, in Austin, Texas 78702. Our entrance is on back of the building, steps away from the free parking lot. Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance's community cultural outreach is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
BRING YOUR BEACH CHAIR, LUNCH & MARACA
11th Anniversary Gathering of the Concilio Taino in Tejas
& Celebration of Indigenous People's "Day"
October 12 & 13, 2019, 12pm-5pm
McKinney Falls State Park, Austin TX Group Dining Hall & Amphitheatre (for rain or shine) https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mckinney-falls
FREE EVENT (There's a park entrance fee.)
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center - in partnership with the Texas State Parks & Wildlife -- are proud to host the 11th Anniversary Gathering of the Concilio Taino in Tejas. Special guests, Cacike Cacibaopil Veguilla (elected Chief) and Island Elders will be here direct from Boriken (Puerto Rico), along with local tribal members, to share an authentic experience in Taino heritage and traditions. This two-day gathering will include activities for the whole family to celebrate Indigenous People's "Day."
NOTE: Bring your picnic lunch, beach chairs, and plenty of water. There are no vendors at this event.
ACTIVITIES Activities presented by Cacike Cacibaopil, Elders from Boriken, and Concilio Taino - Pueblo in Tejas (Time approximate. We run on Spirit time.) SATURDAY 12-5pm includes: 12pm-2pm - FAMILY TIME - activities for the whole family - Batu Ballgame (Family Edition) - Areyto Ceremonial Dance 2:30-4:30 WORKSHOP: Billie Kelley Medicinal herbs and kitchen medicinal foods. Some common medicinal herbs and their traditional medicinal uses. Some foods found in most kitchens and their traditional medicinal uses. SUNDAY 12-5pm includes: 12-1pm - Batu Ballgame (Warrior Edition) 1-2:30pm WORKSHOP: Marcus Moncada Natural Farming: working with indigenous micro organisms and rejuvenating garden soil. 2:30-5pm - Casabi (Harvest) Ceremony - Areyto Ceremonial Dance Red Tent available both days.
This Taino Heritage Project is sponsored in part by the Texas State Parks & Wildlife Department, and Humanities Texas, the state agency for the National Endowment of the Humanities. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center's season of outreach is sponsored in part with funding and support through the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
FREE EVENT! Donations appreciated!
See Facebook invitation - https://www.facebook.com/events/2356327917965127/
Bring your beach chair! We will celebrate our 22nd birthday under the shade of the Pecan Trees.
Come dance bomba and plena and enjoy a talent show by community artists -- including Ballet Afrique Youth and Eliud y Su Orquesta Rumba Buena. Performances by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance. Community children will help us blow out the candles! Come hungry -- Casita Boriqua will be there!
** BAHAMAS - HURRICANE RELIEF **
Puerto Rican Cultural Center is partnering with Charmed Wear & Asociacion Puertorriquenos de Jacksonville to send Hurricane Dorian Relief to the Bahamas.
** CALLING FOR EMPTY BOXES! **
(We will have to pack donations for transport).
Our 22nd anniversary celebration & talent show will take place on Sunday, September 15, 2019, 2-5pm -- under the grandmother Pecan Trees at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin. (Or indoors if Mother Earth says so).
Our season of cultural outreach is sponsored in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
TALENT SHOW INFORMATION - ENTRIES NOW CLOSED
All talent is welcome (dance, music, song, spoken word, etc). No fee to enter or to compete.
Winner will receive:
Facebook invitation - https://www.facebook.com/events/2384809611601221/
The goal of the forum is to clarify uncertainties about the status
of the ongoing political and governmental crisis in Puerto Rico.
In addition, to offer specific suggestions of what we, as Puerto Ricans in Austin, could do to further the improvement of the economy and culture of Puerto Rico.
Special guests include distinguished and celebrated Boricuas living in Austin, including:
Dr. Federico Subervi, Co-Editor-in-Chief,
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Communication, Race and Ethnicity
BIO - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156922149065731&set=a.324491345730&type=3&theater
Dr. Tekina-eiru' Maynard, Founding Executive & Artistic Director,
Master Certified Spiritual Life Coach & ICF ACC
BIO - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157178630235731&set=a.10156340267990731&type=3&theater
Dr. Cesar A. Salgado, Associate Professor,
Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Texas at Austin
BIO - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156926976995731&set=a.324491345730&type=3&theater
Mingo Flow, CEO & Exec Producer of Mingo TV, Official Facebook Creator.
BIO - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156924518520731&set=a.324491345730&type=3&theater
SEMI FORMAL EVENT
Grab your dancing shoes!!
Join us as we celebrate the 21st anniversary of Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance in Texas. Celebrando 2019 brings together Orquesta Trabuko - the hottest Salsa band in Central Texas and the folklore of Puerto Rico with special guests:
Joaquin Nieves - Director of Guateque Ballet Folklorico
Irvin Santiago - Cuatrista and trovador from Morovis
Victor Rosado - Guitarrista from Corozal, performing with Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance company. This year's festival debuts a high-energy Carnaval and a joyful estampa based on Puerto Rico's Juegos Infantiles! Enjoy Bailes de Salon featuring Danza, Pregones in Plena, and ALWAYS there will be Bomba - bring your falda (skirt)!
Always a family friendly event, enjoy youth performances by our own PRFDance students. Vendors offering handcrafted artesania, jewelry, Puerto Rican souvenirs, artwork and more. Food and beverages from Chago's Caribbean Cuisine will be available for purchase.
The Festival will take place at the Jewish Community Campus
Ballroom, 7300 Hart Ln, Austin, 78731.
TICKETS NOW ON SALE - Buy Online - https://casita.prfdance.org/2019/05/celebrando2019/
Also available at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and Chago's Caribbean Cuisine (cash only).
The 2019 Celebrando heritage project is made possible in part through funding and support by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
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!! OPPORTUNITIES !!
Reach our Hispanic Market through our largest event of the year:
ARTISAN VENDORS -
Artisans of handcraft, painted or sculpted arts & crafts.
MAJOR SPONSORS - highest visibility in our Hispanic Market!
ADVERTISE in our printed program (full page ads only):
ASK ABOUT ARTISAN VENDOR or BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Jurakan documents the last 120 years of Puerto Rico's history. It is narrated by 41 Boricua personalities of different professions such as: Danny Rivera, Mayra Santos Febres, Jacobo Morales and Maria Benedetti. Since 2018, Jurakan has reached 35 towns and cities, and more than 10K people in Puerto Rico and the United States.
The Austin screening will feature personal appearances by Rosa Emmanuelli Gutierrez, creative producer, and Gonzalo Mazzini, director! It will be followed by a panel discussion with distinguished and celebrated Boricuas living in Austin, including:
Hosted by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. This film is being shown for educational purposes to encourage dialog, and does not reflect the political views of this center.
Indigenous people love the Earth EVERYDAY! Join the Puerto Rican Cultural Center as we host the Concilio Taino Pueblo en Tejas, and Native American and Earth-Loving friends under the Grandmother Pecan Trees to share our Lifeways that honor the Earth!
Come learn about activities that you can do from your own backyard to help the Earth in this time of crisis.
Bring the kids, leave their electronics home! They will touch dirt, play ball, dance, face paint, eat icies, & more! The afternoon will feature activities for the whole family including:
Make My Day Ice will be there!
This celebration will take place outdoors (or indoors if rain) at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin 78702. Our entrance is in back facing the lawn, steps away from free parking.
Earth Day is sponsored in part by Good Water Texas Master Naturalists and TXDOT Environmental Division. Our season of cultural outreach is supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Standby for more Earth Day sponsor announcements.
Workshops in Dance or Song:
Workshops will include Carnival history and folklore demonstration and your choice of:
Workshops will culminate in a mini-carnival that you can present with us at the FREE picnic that follows - show off what you have learned!
See Facebook Invitation to keep up with the excitement!
4th annual PICNIC, RITMO y BAILE with special guests,
Joaquin Nieves & Irvin Santiago direct from Puerto Rico!
WHEN: April 14, 2019, 2pm-5pm (PICNIC)
WHERE: Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin 78702
FREE EVENT - Donations Appreciated
Bring your beach chairs and falda! Come dance Bomba, Plena, and more under the Pecan Trees with special guests -- Joaquin Nieves, Director of Guateque Ballet Folklorico & Irvin Santiago, Cuatrista and Trovador from Morovis, Victor Rosado, Guitarista from Corozal -- and performances by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance.
Our 4th annual community picnic will kick off our Celebrando 2019 heritage project that will culminate in a June Salsa & Heritage Festival. (see invitation below).
This project is made possible in part through funding and support by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
FREE EVENT - Donations appreciated!
Los Tres Reyes Magos are coming to Austin to celebrate Octavitas with us! They are bringing gifts for the kids! Come sing aguinaldos one last time! Enjoy performing company and student performances, and dancing for all!
Our Octavitas celebration will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2-5pm, at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, in Austin, Texas 78702. Entrance is in the back of the building, steps away from free parking.
This cultural outreach event is supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.