Esencia Tabonuco Continues to Educate Local Community

Members of Esencia Tabonuco present Taino culture in Hato Rey Boriken (Puerto Rico)

Hato Rey, Boriken (UCTP Taino News) - Celebrating “la Semana Puertorriqueña” in Hato Rey last Sunday, the Taino cultural group Esencia Tabonuco gave a special educational presentation at Iglesia San Jose en Barrio Isreal.

In his statment to those gathered, Melvin J. Gonzales Acosta, the group’s director emphasized the community participation in these presentations. Gonzalez Acosta linked public education and traditional areyto (social ceremonial celebrations) practices as a way to connect families and neighbors inter-generationally.

Featuring indigenous Taino traditions within the island wide heritage celebrations this month has gained prominence as the history of Caribbean colonization becomes more important to the younger generations of the so-called “New World”.

UCTPTN 11.21.2009

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