ALEF BARRIO E’ FEST 2014 presents the musical
INFLUENCIAS: The Legacy of Bomba
Colorado. – ALEF Barrio E’ Fest is an annual
signature event by Barrio E’ at ALEF. Every year, Barrio E’ is
committed to present a production that highlights Latin America and
Caribbean culture, music and dance with an educational component to
bring awareness of cultural diversity in the arts in Colorado.
year the musical production presents the influences of musical
genres on Puerto Rican Bomba music and dance (Flamenco, West
African, Taíno) and Bomba’s influence on modern music and dance.
(Blues, Salsa and Hip Hop).
ALEF Barrio E’ Fest is produced in collaboration
with artists, groups and the general public who wants to be
involved in a unique production celebrating collaboration,
diversity, and inclusivity with the mission of educating the
community about an underrepresented cultural group in Colorado. Interested
artists can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barrio E’, which in Spanish means “Community
Is”, is a community organization founded on September 23,
2012. The organization is fiscally sponsored by Boulder
County Arts Alliance (BCAA) and able to receive tax-exempt
donations. Conscious of the growing Latino population in Colorado
and the challenges diversity brings to our communities, Barrio E’
seeks to create inclusive programs in a safe environment, provide a
bridge between Latinos and other ethnic groups in our communities,
and encourage the appreciation of the diverse cultural identities
throughout the State through the exploration of Caribbean/Latin
American music, dance and art.