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AfroBorinken Grassroots

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Embark on a cultural adventure of afro Puerto Rican heritage where you will be taken to the 16th century African township & the cradle of Afro Boricua culture. You’ll visit a secluded archeological open cave to learn about the history of the first island’s Island inhabitants and the Columbia Exchange’s impact in Puerto Rico.

Shortly after, you will visit A cultural global artist’s working art studio/gallery where you’ll have an opportunity to interact one-on-one, learn about Afroboricua fine arts and purchase autographed elective artwork by the artist himself.

Then partake in a beachside Bomba dance & music styles workshop; so get ready to get your groove on to the beat of the maracas & rum barrels. Then learn about drum/vigilante mask making with a local artisan that craft these pieces to perfection. Followed by some free time to make elective local artisan purchases.

Finally, after partaking in local workshop, join your guide to the popular Pinones Boardwalk, to make elective fried fritter purchases at local restaurant selling Afro Puertorican street food and follow your guide to the beach to learn and sample “Pitorro” (Moonshine Rum) an ancestral fav followed by returning to the meeting spot.

Ashley Somoza
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