Join the taste tour of the Caribbean for Taíno-inspired treats, including delicious veggie dishes, tropical fruit drinks, and desserts by local caterers. The taste tour will be followed by a discussion by Priscilla Colón, on some of the foods’ origins, names, and deeper meanings within Taíno culture.
This event is sponsored by Quiero Cafe.
This tasting is one part of a Taíno Mini-Conference funded by the Maine Humanities Council, in collaboration with local Taíno community leader, Sayalí Robles, from South Portland, ME; founder of Casa Areyto, Priscilla Colón, from Nashua, NH; and the directors of Bomba De Aquí, Brendalíz Cepeda and Saul Peñaloza, from Granby, MA.
As described by Priscilla Colón, the principal goal of the project is to, “raise general awareness of Taíno indigenous culture—not just its existence but how it’s thrived & become part of every other culture in the world.” This lineage can be traced through food, language, music, and other cultural pathways.
Please join us for the events: From Hammocks to Hurricanes | Taíno Influence on Language & Culture (Friday, May 26 at 6:30 PM); Taíno Petroglyphs for Kids Workshop (Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 AM); Taíno Taste Tour of the Caribbean (Saturday, May 27 at 12:00 PM); Bomba de Aquí Workshop (Saturday, June 24 at 11:00 AM); & the Bomba de Aquí performance (Saturday, June 24 at 5:00 PM).