Many cultural traditions intersect with the environment. What happens when the environment changes or even disappears? Things like climate change and ecosystem disruption greatly impact how those traditions can be celebrated or shared with others. Through the history, music and stories of the Afro-Cuban Orisha (deities) tradition, participants will explore ways to address the preservation of culture, concepts of environmental stewardship, and the rich stories of the Orishas Yemayá and Oshún, the forces of nature of the oceans and the rivers.
Francisco G. Gómez & Nicole Wines
Co-Founders, Raíces Cultural Center
Francisco G. Gómez and Nicole Wines are co-founders of Raíces Cultural Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving cultural roots through the arts, history and ecology. For over 12 years, they have worked together to perform, present, teach and facilitate the sharing of cultural traditions from the Caribbean and beyond. Francisco and Nicole are happy to share these evolving traditions in a variety of formats, including workshops, performances, presentations, and public history platforms like the Raíces Roots Online Digital Archive.
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