Diaspora Drum Exchange

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
4th St & W Huntingdon St
Philadelphia, PA 19133
United States

The Diaspora Drum Exchange is an exciting rhythmic exploration of the folkloric musical genres of the Afro-Caribbean Spanish language nations. Through various percussion styles, such as plena and bomba, hand-crafted instruments, and call-and-response singing and dance as a language, this FREE event at Fairhill Square will interweave the stories of cultural traditions and celebrations.

Curated by Philadelphia-based cultural producers AfroTaino, the event will spotlight two Afro-Puerto Rican groups, Los Bomberos de La Calle and Redobles de Cultura. collaboration with the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, hand-selected video edits of powerful movie moments in Latino cinema will bring much visual delight as dusk settles.

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Folk Arts/Culture