Join cuatro player and composer Fabiola Méndez in a music workshop about Puerto Rican folk music and traditions.
Presented by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on Saturday, October 15, from 2-3 pm.
Join cuatro player and composer Fabiola Méndez in a music workshop about Puerto Rican folk music and traditions. Whether it's call and response, learning different rhythms, chanting, or dancing, this interactive workshop will facilitate your understanding and appreciation of Afro-Caribbean grooves and traditions. Fabiola Méndez is a Puerto Rican cuatro player who has taken part in a musical movement, crossing over the lines of genres such as folkloric, jazz & Latin. A graduate of Berklee College of Music '18, Fabiola has worked and performed for artists such as Totó La Momposina, Eddie Palmieri, Puerto Rican Symphony Orchestra, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, Cucco Peña, and Pedro Capó, among others. She was a luminary at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and currently works as an independent artist around New England, collaborating with organizations such as Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA), Celebrity Series of Boston, Hyde Square Task Force, and Agora Cultural Architects. In her most recent album “Afrorriqueña” (2021), Fabiola reflects on the experience of being a black Puerto Rican woman.
The music in this album was inspired by poems written by Puerto Rican female poets and aims to take the listener through the feelings of pride, beauty, cultural responsibility, and love for our afro roots.
Visit the Cultural Center’s website for information on their COVID policy. $30. Register at www.cultural-center.org or call 508-394-7100. The Cultural Center is located at 307 Old Main Street in South Yarmouth.