Join us for a drive to visit the Municipality of Loiza, a small town on the northeastern coast of Puerto Rico; east of the island's capital of San Juan.
Loíza is known as the Capital of Traditions for its "bomba" music, traditional Taíno (Indigenous) and African dishes, artisanry, and distinct culture, that is why this town reflects the richness of the island’s traditions and the fascinating Afro-Caribbean cultural heritage of Puerto Rico. Meet some of Loíza’s talented dancers and artisans who will share an exciting community program, where families can come together, and participate in traditional music and dancing. Enjoy a fun workshop that explains about Bomba, full of percussion and drums which will get your body moving in a second.
Home for “Centro TAU” Loiza is where the Ricky Martin Foundation is. It supports an educational institution that provides a platform for social action to combat all forms of oppression against children and to achieve their full potential. See their facilities and the amazing people who work there that are part of the community. See the San Patricio Church that begun in 1645, is the oldest established congregation on the island and still active as a parish church. Loíza is also a great place to sample the Puerto Rican variety of Afro-Caribbean cuisine, experience a piece of the "real" Puerto Rico by eating a delicious lunch and celebrating the Afro-Latino traditions and the sounds of bomba, which Loíza is famous for. An exciting day full of insights into the history of Puerto Rico's culture and traditions.