Semilla Cultural is proud to announce their upcoming project “The Banyan Tree of the Americas: Music Evolution in the African Diaspora”: Take a journey through the resilient and entangled roots of our ancestors… Come explore how our ancestors grew roots as their branches extended through the African Diaspora and currently bond our cultures and unite us through music and dance!

Join Fredericksburg-based grassroots organization Semilla Cultural for a series of three weekend events including panels, performances, and workshops on musical and dance practices of the African diaspora, including but not limited to Puerto Rican bomba, with participating artists from Puerto Rico, New York and local.

This project is possible thanks to the partnership and support of the following entities: Fredericksburg Arts Commission, Virginia Humanities, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg Area Museum, CLAVES UNIDOS, Rapp Arts and Culture, Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.

Our work brings people together and honors our shared humanity.