BLACK + BROWN is a concert series centered on African-rooted performance genres from the Caribbean, Central, and South America that explore how Afro-diasporic cultural practices engender conviviality, transcommunal engagement, and interactive learning.
Bomba con Buya is a Chicago-based ensemble that aims to preserve and advance bomba, Puerto Rico's oldest surviving African-rooted tradition. Buya means ‘good spirit’ in Taino, the language spoken among Puerto Rico’s indigenous population, and the group strives to embody this idea while sharing the tradition through concerts, workshops, and community engagement. Bomba con Buya released the album Buya Live in 2015.
Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Donations for both will be encouraged but not required.