For the last four weeks I’ve had the privilege to spend Saturdays during this visit, with a group of residents of different backgrounds and ages committed to keep the cultural legacy and heritage of #African
ancestry of #PuertoRico
🇵🇷 alive. Under the exquisite fragrance of an #ylangylang
🌳 tree we begin with music 🎼🎵 🎶 class learning the variety of rhythms, followed by lunch break, #bombayplena
dance class ending with rehearsal for the upcoming public performances of the group. The group is the legacy of Doña Isabel Albizu Dávila, a cultural icon from the genre. The music group name is Bambalué, you can find sample of their work online.
The Centro Cultural Carmen Solá de Pereira de Ponce (English: Carmen Solá de Pereira Ponce Cultural Center) is the cultural center of the city of #Ponce
, and is located at its Historic Zone, in a structure designed in 1870 used for educational and cultural activities as well as for art exhibits. It was once the @museoarteponce
before it moved to the bigger location. Founded on 12 November 1963 it still stand strong to preserve local culture. The Center was named after Carmen Solá de Pereira, an outstanding educator and a representative from Ponce at the Puerto Rico Legislative Assembly. Solá de Pereira dedicated her life to the education of disadvantaged children. She was a teacher and school principal in La Cantera, an underprivileged community in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Among the Center's offerings are "Noches de Galería" ( Art Gallery Evenings) during which the organization shows off artistic rendering by Ponceños and Puerto Ricans in general. Over 75 of these have taken place on a monthly basis since their inception.