RAGGA NYC

Boiler Room x RAGGA: RIDDIM

RAGGA NYC partnered with Boiler Room, a platform that televises underground music as it happens from around the world to a massive online community for RIDDIM- a workshop series in celebration of Caribbean music, history and culture. RAGGA NYC is deeply committed to education and grassroots organizing, and together we put on a full day of learning, celebration, expression, and empowerment for the extended family. See more info here

Workshop Schedule:
"The Dancehall Queen: HER story" by Brooklyn White
"Wine Pon It 101: Dancehall Dance class" lead by Dulcina Abreu
"Drummer for a Day" With Batalá New York
"Closing Session" DJ Set by Oscar Nñ + Yamn Fi Eat by Yardy Nyc

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 "The Dancehall Queen: HER story" by Brooklyn White The dancehall queen. Leader of the pack. Head gal. Who is she? -- This workshop will trace the history of “the dancehall queen” and dancehall competition culture. The workshop will raise issues of gender, sexuality, and women’s empowerment in the genre followed by a Q&A. 

"The Dancehall Queen: HER story" by Brooklyn White
The dancehall queen. Leader of the pack. Head gal. Who is she? -- This workshop will trace the history of “the dancehall queen” and dancehall competition culture. The workshop will raise issues of gender, sexuality, and women’s empowerment in the genre followed by a Q&A. 

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 "Wine Pon It 101: Dancehall Dance class" lead by Dulcina Abreu  Dancehall played a crucial role since the late 1940s as a safe space to explore sensuality and joy outside gender/moral normative, starting in Jamaica with reggae roots, and spreading it through the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Central/South America and U.S. Dulcina Abreu (artist and dancer) will be sharing her dancing skills & exploring the intersection of Caribbean dance, women’s history and expression.

"Wine Pon It 101: Dancehall Dance class" lead by Dulcina Abreu

Dancehall played a crucial role since the late 1940s as a safe space to explore sensuality and joy outside gender/moral normative, starting in Jamaica with reggae roots, and spreading it through the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Belize, Trinidad & Tobago, Central/South America and U.S. Dulcina Abreu (artist and dancer) will be sharing her dancing skills & exploring the intersection of Caribbean dance, women’s history and expression.

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 "Drummer for a Day" With Batalá New York  In this workshop, Batalá will teach basic Afro-Brazilian rhythms and practice the techniques of wearing a drum and dancing while playing. The workshop will culminate in students playing a Batalá song together alongside members of the ensemble.  This workshop is best for beginner or intermediate students, and is especially suited for dancers who are curious about drumming. Everyone is welcome, and women are especially encouraged to attend.

"Drummer for a Day" With Batalá New York

In this workshop, Batalá will teach basic Afro-Brazilian rhythms and practice the techniques of wearing a drum and dancing while playing. The workshop will culminate in students playing a Batalá song together alongside members of the ensemble.  This workshop is best for beginner or intermediate students, and is especially suited for dancers who are curious about drumming. Everyone is welcome, and women are especially encouraged to attend.

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 From the RAGGA family Oscar Nñ reppin Honduras and DeVonn Francis (founder of Yardy NYC) reppin Jamaica.  Yardy Nyc is a food media + event company in New York. Yardy focuses on the series of justices + injustices connected through queer + migrant culture. Yardy was founded on the premise that education and cultural support for food production are vital anchors for community building, justice work + healing in marginalized communities.

From the RAGGA family Oscar Nñ reppin Honduras and DeVonn Francis (founder of Yardy NYC) reppin Jamaica.

Yardy Nyc is a food media + event company in New York. Yardy focuses on the series of justices + injustices connected through queer + migrant culture. Yardy was founded on the premise that education and cultural support for food production are vital anchors for community building, justice work + healing in marginalized communities.

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