PUERTO RICO TRAVEL
THE TAINO & BOMBA
I received a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture in collaboration with Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center (JDBCAC) that helped fund a dream project for me. I traveled to Puerto Rico to study my indigenous ancestors the Taino's. I explored sacred and important archeological sites capturing footage of artifacts, caves, petroglyphs, ceremonial sites, and museums.
I created a short film of my travels edited by PRESERVED CLE. I also worked with 3 poets who took inspiration from this project and showcased their creative works in an oJDBCAC and in a documentary with music created by our local community. It's going to be great to bring our community together to share and learn about our history and look for ways to help strengthen our communal ties. We have some challenges that may be different from our ancestors, and yet we are still healing and working through the conditions we were faced with. I believe if we can incorporate more music, dance, singing, togetherness and love we can create a community that is stronger and healthier. I have no doubt this will have a beautiful ripple effect into our surrounding communities and beyond!
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to see what I'm up to. I feel honored to have been given this opportunity and will absolutely share it forward.
I will be raising funds to help pay those supporting me on this project. I know some amazing local artist, writers, photographers, videographers, editors, speakers, workshop facilitators, wisdom keepers, and healers that will add their gifts to make this adventure a true work of art. I want this project to fuel us in ways that will create a wave of growth emotionally, spiritually and financially.
Thank you in advance for your support!
If you have any questions please email me.
With love & appreciation,
THANK YOU GRANT SPONSORS!
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