LYDIA PEREZ
 Founder and Director
WE ARE A PROVIDERS OF CARIBBEAN ARTS
CULTIVATING CREATIVE LIVES IN OUR PEOPLE
Come and enjoy our CARIBBEAN PROGRAM and transform your classroom or venues into the paradise of the Island of Enchantment, PUERTO RICO.

Workshops in the education and in the Community
RHODE ISLAND

Providence

Wheeler School, April 19, 2017
Leviton Dual Language Elementary School, June 9, 2016
Bomba #3:  Bombazo in Bristol,  October 26, 2015
Bombazo #2: Feria Artesanal, AS220,  September 26, 2015
Bombazo #1 in Pronk Festival,  August 27, 2015
SalsaConSouls AURORA PROVIDENCE, July 1, 2015
FALDA Y FLORA, A great Collaboration with PRIAA and AS220, June 26, 2015
"EMOCIONES ESCONDIDA" Fashion Show and Rhythms, June 19, 2015
NALAC in Rhode Island, October 2014
Providence City Arts,  Presidential Award Celebration 2014
Providence CityArts. Fall Section 2014
Providence CityArts, Puerto Rico: Rhythms, Dance and Vejigante Exhibit, Sept. 26 & 27, 2014
Providence CityArts, Summer Camp 2014
Providence CityArts, 1998, 2005, 2007
Trinity Academy for Performing Arts,Community Musicworks
Community Prep. School
Pleasant View School
Meeting Street
P.A.I.S. School
George J. West Elementary School
Birch Vocational Center/Laurel Hill Elementary School
Gilbert Stuart School
Central High School
Alfred Lima Elementary School
CVS International Charter School
Rogers William Middle School

North Providence
Alperin Schechter Day School

Warwick
Norwood Elementary School
Pilgrim High School
Buttonwood Community Center
Warwick Neck Elementary School

East Greenwich
Rocky Hill School 
Hanaford Elementary School
Eldredge Elementary School

Pawtucket
Webster Street School
International Chapter School
3rd Annual Talent Slam, Pawtucket Amphitheater

Central Falls
Central Falls High School
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Academy
SCOPE Program, Central Falls Library Summer 2004,  Youth and Families Program

Bristol
Bristol Reynold Elementary School
East Providence
The Providence Country Day School
The Gordon School

East Greenwich
Rocky Hill School

Cranston

Cranston East High School,  June 5, 2017
Cranston East High School
San Miguel Elementary School

Woonsocket
Coleman Elementary School

Newport
Connecting the Beats,  Martin Luther King Center, Newport, RI, July 14, 2017
Connecting the Beats: YMCA, Newport,  June 19, 2017
Connecting the Beats, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Middletown, RI, July 10, 2015
Connecting the Beats, YMCA Camp , Middletown, RI, July 3, 2015
Thompson Middle School in Newport by Common Fence Music at School
Soulful Sundown, Channing Church, Unitarian Universalist

Jamestown
Met School, Jamestown Arts Center
by Common Fence Music at School-2014

Portmouth
Howard W. Hathaway Elementary School
by Common Fence Music at School-2015

Portmounth Middle School
by Common Fence Music at School-2016

Swansea, MA
LATINO PUBLIC RADIO
Puerto Rican Heritage Award Recognition
Bomba and Plena with Lydia Perez
Swansea, MA , September 6, 2013

Lincoln, RI
LATINO PUBLIC RADIO
LPR Community Excellence Awards Celebration
Cultural Performance with  Lydia Perez and Yoruba 2
Lincoln, RI, May 4, 2013
LATINO PUBLIC RADIO
Havana Nights, Twin River, Lincoln, RI,  April 22, 2010

OUTDOOR FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Rhode Island

SAKOFA Market, Southside Art Center,  August 4, 2018
Jenks Park, Central Falls, July 13, 2018
Latin American Music Festival-, May 28, 2017
Bombazo in Pawtucket Arts Festival, September 13, 2015
BOMBAZO IN PROVIDENCE: Pronk Fun Family Fest., August 27, 2015
DARE, Inc., February 14, 2014
Rhode Island College, Latin Taste of Culture, LASO
Puerto Rican Parade and Fiestas Patronales
Borinquen Festival, Providence
Galego Courts Residencies,Pawtucket
Fiesta de Pueblo,  8 years consecutives, Central Falls
Woonsocket Fiestas Patronales Puertorriqueña
Celebrate Providence
Business Volunteers for the Arts Gala Celebration
Volunteers in Providence School
Summer 2006 Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative
 26th Historical Heritage Festival
Slater Mill Historical Site Fest.
Rhode Island 2000- Celebrate arts and Humanities
Oasis International Cultural Festival,Providence
Woonasquatucket Festival,Providence
First Work Kids International Arts Festival,Providence
The Arts Factory and the Millennium, Central Falls
India Point Festival, Providence
Bolivia Festival Urkupiña, Providence
Señor de los Milagros, Peruvian fest, Providence
Pangaea Festival, University of RI, Kingston
First Night 97, 98, 99, 2000, Providence
RISCA, Rally in support of the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities
Bristol 4th of July Parade
Italian Festival Parade
Sound Section Parade
LASA Event, University of RI, Kingston
28th East Providence Heritage Fest
Jonnycake Storytelling Festival FUNDA Storytellers, Inc., Providence
Island Moving. Inc., Newport
The September 16 Democracy Conference, Waterfront Park
CENSUS 2010, International Institute of Rhode Island
Business Volunteers for the Arts, Rhode of the Pawtucket
29th Season of Festival Ballet, Providence-2006
Summer 2004, SCOOPE for Central Falls Youth and Families
Put the MOVE ON  DIABETES-2004
WORD Celebrating Open House Empowering-2004
Center for Hispanic Policy and Advocacy, (CHISPA)
United State Postal Services, Hispanic Heritage Station, Providence Station

UNIVERSITY
Roger Williams University- Nov. 20, 2014
Brown University
University of RI
Providence College
Bryant University
RISD

MUSEUM
Farago Museum
Providence Arts Club
25th Providence Children Museum Birthday Bash
Warwick Museum
Woonsocket Museum of Work and Culture
Providence Library

 FOUNDATION
Rhode Island Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation

LIBRARY
Providence Public Library

Holyoke
Public Library
Holyoke City Hall


NEW ENGLAND

HARTFORD PERFORMS, Hartford, CT

2018
Thirman L. Milner School, April 20, 2018

2017
MELS Secondary School, Nov. 17
Breakthrough Magnet School, Oct. 27, 2017
McDonough Expeditionary Learning School (MELS), October 24, 2017
SAND Elementary School, May 30

2016
Caribbean Island: BOMBA!
  Burns Latino Studies Academy,October 13,
Parkville Community School, February 25
Breakthrough Magnet II School, January 11
Caribbean Island Arts: Plena Carnival
Breakthrough Magnet School, October 27
MELS Secondary School, November 17

2015
Caribbean Island: BOMBA!
Maria C. Colon Sanchez Elementary School, November. 11
Dr. Michael D. Fox School, November. 19
Betances STEM Magnet School, December. 10
Breakthrough 2 Magnet School, January.12
Parkville Community School, February.16
Caribbean Island: Plena Carnaval
Dr. Michael D. Fox School, November. 19
McDonough Expeditionary Learning School (MELS). December. 4

2014
Caribbean Island: BOMBA!
Kinsella School of Performing  Arts, 2014
Eleonor B. Kennelly School, 2014

2013
Caribbean Island: BOMBA!
McDonough Expeditionary Learning School (MELS),  November 18, 2013
Caribbean Island: Plena Carnaval
J. C. CLARK SCHOOL, November 19, 2013

Springfield
Renaissance ArtSpace Center of Massachusetts
Springfield Symphony Hall
The Jasper Rand Art Museum, Westfield Athenaeum Library
Springfield High School Science and Technology

Exploration the Puerto Rico Culture Program in the Education of Springfield
Indian Orchard Elementary School
Chestnut Middle School
Beal Elementary School
Zannetti Elementary School

Theater 
Teatro Vida, Inc., Springfield, MA

New Hampshire
Latinos Unidos de New Hampshire, Manchester

Residency- BOSTON
Bomba,Plena and Carnival
Veronica Robles Cultural Center, July 18-August 20, 2017

Massachusetts
Inquilino Boricua en Acción-Festival Betances, Boston
La Familia Festival, Holyoke Latin American Festival, Worcester
El Barrio Festival, Springfield Summer Fest, New Bedford
Lynn Memorial Auditorium, Lynn
Lovell Folk Festival, Lowell, Sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts
Holyoke City Hall Auditorium, Roule Candela Concert-2013

Maine 
Center for Cultural Exchange, Portland
Pornfret Community School, Pornfret, MA
Connecticut Burns Latino Studies Academy, Hartford, CT
Hartford Performs, Convention Center, Hartford
FLECHA, Fiesta de Loiza,New Haven, CT
Latin-American Firemen,Hartford, CT
La Casa de Puerto Rico Hartford, CT
Foxwoods Resort and Casino, CT
Sharon Hotel CT
New England Regional Minority Health Conference-2007
Foxwood Conference Center, CT

New London
Jeanning Elementary School

New Jersey
Segunda de la Quimbamba
 
National
-NALAC, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
-Tampa  Performing Arts Center, FL
-Georgia Performing Arts Center, Georgia
-Jorge Emmanuelli, Jam- Orlando, FL
-Bombazo, Segunda de la Quimbamba,  New Jersey
-Tito Ayala and Joseito Rivera, Bridgeport

Territory of the USA
-Fiesta de Loiza, Puerto Rico

International
-Cuba

Lydia Perez and Yoruba 2
Afro-Puerto Rican Music and Dance
WHERE WE HAVE BEEN?
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WHERE WE HAVE BEEN?

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