Beat of the Boroughs: Afro-Colombian Percussion with Moris Canate

Join New Yorker Moris Canate, an Afro-Colombian percussionist, for a workshop on traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms, including Bullerengue, Baile Negro, Son de Negro, Chalupa, and Seresese in the latest episode of Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online presented by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Canate is a co-founder of Grupo Rebolu. This virtual series celebrates the diversity of cultural traditions from around the world practiced right here in New York City. Through the program, viewers will be introduced to one hundred of New York City's top immigrant performers, from poets and artists to musicians and dancers.

New performances premiere at 5PM ET on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

CTMD is a non-profit that has worked for over fifty years in partnership with immigrant artists and communities to help them pass on traditions to the next generation in New York. During the pandemic, CTMD is premiering Beat of the Boroughs: NYC Online, a program highlighting the important musical and dance traditions, as well as perspectives, of immigrant artists.

Photograph Courtesy of Grupo Rebolu, Screenshot courtesy of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance