Presented by Racines Black Dance Festival

BCFW Caribbean Dance & Music Workshop

A traditional Puerto Rican Dance and music workshop/demonstration lead by Jorge Arce, Producer and Artist at Humano Multicultural Project.

This is a participatory event. We encourage all our attendees to get involved and dance with us.

There will be light refreshments served

Tickets: $10

Early bird: $7 until June 30, 2018



About the presenter:

Jorge Santiago Arce was born in Bélgica, a working class neighborhood of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Ponce is a city well known for its rich cultural traditions and is characterized by the emergence and evolution of important Afro-Caribbean music and dances such as the "Bomba," "Plena" and "Danza." Half of Jorge's family comes from San Antón, mainly a black community known for the African tradition of the Bomba music; the other half comes from the music tradition. His life in the "barrio" Bélgica was filled with the Plena music. This experience, among other things, has contributed to his creativity and curiosity. In addition to being an actor, dancer, singer, and performer, he is also a cultural historian and researcher.

About Racines Black Dance Festival:

In 2016, local artists Baindu Conte-Coomber, Marianne Harkless Diabate and Mckersin Previlus embarked on the journey of creating a dance festival that brings together artists from different dance styles, all connected by their African roots, all having had a major influence on American culture.With the mission of bringing communities together, and increasing cultural awareness and understanding, Racines was born.

Funded exclusively by the trio, Racines hosted its first annual Black Dance Festival on October 21 and 22, 2017. The festival explored the African roots of many diverse dance forms of the Americas by engaging specialists from a wide range of styles to teach workshops in traditional and contemporary African-rooted dance.

August 9, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Piano Craft Gallery
​793 Tremont St | Boston, MA 02118

Tickets: $10 - Buy Tickets Here

Closest MBTA T-Stops: Orange Line - Mass Ave

5 Min walk from the station

Parking: Street Parking