Saturday, February 22, 2020
2:00pm – 9:00pm
Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell St.
The event is free and open to everyone!
Dinner reception at 6 PM, catered by Flames.
Started in the Spring of 2017 by Ryan Mann-Hamilton, PhD, with the Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre, the Caribe Negro series aims to celebrate Afro-Latinx Caribbean cultures through performance events. For the 2020 Caribe Negro concert, Dominican Students at Brown and the Latinx Heritage Series are honored to present:
Redobles de Cultura, Afro-Puerto Rican Bomberos of New York, a collective of three top New York City-based Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba practitioners: Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera, Nicky “Caja Dura” Laboy and Nelson Matthew González. They are proud members of today’s new and younger generation of Bomberos, cultural workers and educators. Collectively, the ensemble has 50 years of teaching and performing experience, as part of several notable Bomba and Plena ensembles. Each member– born into the culture and traditional practices of Puerto Rico and the Afro-Caribbean– embodies the ancestral knowledge of their elders. Working alongside each other for more than 15 years with other groups, the trio officially came together as RDCNYC in 2016 with a mission to engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds. This time through the eyes of new generation DiaspoRicans, who can pair the foundational knowledge of their elders with the aesthetics, styles and realities of urban and diaspora perspectives.
Program for the day:
Dance workshop at 2 PM (Studio 1, level 4S)
Dinner reception at 6 PM (Studio 2, level 4N)
Concert at 7 PM (Studio 1, level 4S)
We are honored to announce that Dr. Mann-Hamilton will be our keynote speaker. He will be introducing Redobles and Caribe Negro as well as facilitating a brief Q&A after the concert.
Come enjoy an evening of food, music and dancing!
This event is being organized by Dominican Students at Brown and the Latinx Heritage Series with the generous support of the Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre; Cogut Institute for the Humanities; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Brown Arts Initiative; Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America; Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity; Department of Music.