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Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presents Rafael Leal Ramierez

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December 23, 2020

5:00 PM

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Shot at home, this program features the remarkable Rafael Leal Ramirez, a Colombian drummer, percussionist, and educator with the CTMD Sharing Traditions program FolkCOLOMBIA Escuela de Danza y Música. For this homemade program, he presents on a range of Colombian rhythms and traditions, such as cumbia, porro chocoano, currulao, joropo, and pasaje, which come from Colombia’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as the Andean and Eastern Plains regions. He also discusses the historical development of musical traditions that formed through the encounters and influences of Spanish, African, and Indigenous peoples.

This event is part of CTMD's Sustaining Cultures Program Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online.