About our School
The FolkCOLOMBIA Escuela de Danza y Música is an educational and cultural program of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance. The Center’s fifty-year history of working with local, community- led educational and cultural organizations continues with the FolkCOLOMBIA Escuela.
Our mission is to provide educational programs of traditional and contemporary Colombian music and dance, as well as other expressive forms, to the Colombian and Latin@ communities of New York City and the region.
For some seven years, under the sponsorship of Center for Traditional Music and Dance, FolkCOLOMBIA has been producing cultural events throughout the city of New York related to the celebration of Colombian Independence, with Colombian artists such as Las Alegres Ambuláncias, María Mulata, Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto, and Gregorio Uribe Big Band, to name a few. The FolkCOLOMBIA School students participate in these public programs, giving them a chance to display pride in their heritage.
FolkCOLOMBIA School’s focus is now centered on the Arts School, where we teach Dance and Music traditions from Colombia to children raised in Colombian families, and inclusive of other countries and communities. The goal of FolkColombia School of Dance and Music is to promote and disseminate knowledge about Colombia, its geography, people, customs and cultural traditions through our Dance and Music.
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