Each year Harlem Needle Arts (HNA) develops content to engage the Harlem community through cultural art experiences, bridging the gap between African Diasporic communities. This multigenerational experience embraces the epistemology of cultural textiles, through discussion, song, dance and poetry.
Join Harlem Needle Arts on Sunday, June 30, 2019 for the Crowns Project®performed by Bombazo Dance Company. The Crowns Project® is a multidisciplinary event highlighting the history and meaning of head wraps in the African and Caribbean Diaspora, as well as around the world. The project’s goal is to share, within our communities, the significance of the fabric that is tied at our “crowns” (head), their wrapping techniques, and the impact it has on those who wear them. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Milteri Tucker Concepcion, in collaboration with Bombazo Dance Co. members, Crowns Project® unites, educates and advocates for the inclusion of cultural identity.
Bombazo Dance Co. is a drum and dance company, whose mission is to preserve, educate and showcase traditional Afro Puerto Rican Bomba and Afro Caribbean traditional folkloric elements. The company further combines those main ingredients and fuses them with classical, contemporary and social styles of dance, whilst creating a new movement vocabulary that still preserves the authenticity of Afro Puerto Rican culture.
Sunday, June 30th from 3-4:30pm at Roger Morris Park, 65 Jumel Terrace.