21th Annniversary Picnic Bombazo with Garifuna
Come experience Garifuna traditions, and dance bomba, plena, and Taino traditional dances in the grass! Bring the children to help us blow out the candles -- this cultural exchange also includes performances by Puerto Rican cultural center students.
It brings us joy to share this landmark occasion with the Garifuna people! During and before the 16th century our ancestors -- the Taino and Carib Indigenous people of the Caribbean -- shared a history that forever changed our worlds. And although our cultures were transformed in unique ways by the contribution of African heritage, our drums unite us!
Our 21th anniversary celebration will take place under the grandmother Pecan Trees at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Sunday, September 9 from 2-5pm! (If it rains, it will be moved indoors.)
This season's cultural outreach is sponsored in part by the Texas Comission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.