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The Banyan Tree of the Americas: Music Evolution in the African Diaspora: Tap Dance & Bomba

September 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We are excited to announce the guests for the second of three weekend events from our project “The Banyan Tree of the Americas: Music Evolution in the African Diaspora”.

We are honored to host panelists and artists from Richmond, VA, Mary Manzari (tap dance), and from New York, Alex Lasalle and Alma Moyo (bomba).

Come join us and untangle the ancestral stories that are not reflected in many history books. We will expose the history and evolution of our African roots in music and dance, and how we are all connected in our current practices. During this panel discussion and performance we will be exploring the connection between Puerto Rican bomba and African American musical traditions, in this case, tap dance.

Come ready to ask questions to our panelists, and enjoy live music from our performers.

September 18th, 2021, 4:30pm

Fredericksburg Market Square
214 William St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Event is FREE and for all ages. Bring your own chair or blanket.

This project is partially supported by funding from the Fredericksburg Arts Commission, the Virginia Humanities, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rapp Arts and Culture.

We thank the following entities for their partnership and support: the University of Mary Washington, the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc., the Fredericksburg Area Museum, and CLAVES UNIDOS.


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Fredericksburg Area Museum Market Square
907 Princess Anne St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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