Ayeye! Commemorating the Abolition of Slavery in Puerto Rico

Ayeye! Commemorating the Abolition of Slavery in Puerto RicoBomba Marilé and Sema Hadithi invite you to join us to commemorate the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico on Saturday March 14 from 3-7:30 pm at the Sorenson Unity Center.Ayeye means celebration in Yoruba and we hope to use this event to celebrate the strength and endurance of those with African descent in Puerto Rico. The abolition of slavery in PR occurred on March 22, 1873, but for centuries before that, there were numerous example of resistance that we would like to honor.Highlights of the Event: (Details subject to change)**Lecture by Melanie Maldonado on "Bomba as Resistance".Melanie Maldonado, is a featured guest speaker from Florida. She is the founder and director of PROPA - Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts. Melanie is a Boricua bombera, historian, and artivist.**Lecture by Melanie Domenech Rodríguez, Boricua professor at USU on Black Movements of Resistance in PR**Bomba Marilé will put on a toque de bomba and we encourage the audience to join us in singing, dancing, and playing bomba as we remember our ancestors.** Westside Elementary School will be displaying poster board presentations on Puerto Rican culture and historyVendors: (more details to come)**Rosette Bahati will be selling African clothing and jewelry** Caracoles by Ramy will be selling hand made earrings**We will be raffling off Bomba T-shirts and Bomba classes.** Noemi’s Catering Food Truck will be selling empanadasThis is a family friendly event.We recommend a $10 donation per person either through cash or Venmo to @Dr-Miriam or PayPal to bombamarile@gmail.com_________________¡Ayeye! Conmemoración de la abolición de la esclavitud en Puerto RicoBomba Marilé y Sema Hadithi los invitan a unirse con nosotros para conmemorar la abolición de la esclavitud en Puerto Rico el sábado 14 de marzo de 3-7:30 pm en el Sorenson Unity Center.Ayeye significa celebración en Yoruba y en este evento vamos a conmemorar la fuerza y la resistencia de aquellos con ascendencia Africana en Puerto Rico. La abolición de la esclavitud en PR ocurrió el 22 de Marzo de 1873, pero durante siglos pasados, hubo numerosos ejemplos de resistencia que nos gustaría honrar.Programa: (Detalles se puedan cambiar):**Lectura de Melanie Maldonado sobre "Bomba como Resistencia"Melanie es invitada especial de Florida, historiadora boricua, y fundadora de PROPA.**Lectura de Melanie Domenech Rodríguez, profesora Boricua de USU en Movimientos de Resistencia en PR**Bomba Marilé hará toque de bomba y animamos al público a que se una con nosotros para cantar, bailar y tocar bomba mientras recordamos a nuestros antepasados.** Westside Elementary School tendrá presentaciones de niños sobre la cultura e historia de PRVendedores: (más detalles por venir)**Rosette Bahati venderá ropa y joyas Africanas**Caracoles by Ramy estará vendiendo carteras de cuero hecho a mano**Estaremos rifando camisetas de Bomba y clases de Bomba** Noemi’s Catering Food Truck estará vendiendo empanadasTodos están invitados incluyendo niños.Recomendamos una donación de $10 por persona ya sea a través de efectivo o Venmo @Dr-Miriam o PayPal bombamarile@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/SemaHadithi/https://www.semahadithi.com/https://www.facebook.com/Caracoles-by-Ramy-660258060984254/

Event Info

  • Presented By: Bomba Marilé
  • Dates: March 14, 2020
  • Location: Sorenson Unity Center
  • Address: 1383 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Special Events, Humanities, Identity, Lectures, Folk Dance, Living Color, Latin, Music, Dance

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1383 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
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