CCCADI’s Hurricane Fiona Emergency Relief Fund
The CCCADI Hurricane Fiona Puerto Rico Benefit for the Emergency Relief Fund for Caribbean Artists & Cultural Workers supports artists in need who may not be receiving government help.
Artists and cultural workers deserve our support because they are the island’s soul and the glue of our communities. Culture usually originates in the most marginalized towns. In Puerto Rico, those are in the mountains and the South where Hurricane Fiona did the worst damage.
We trust the CCCADI to put the money to good use. As Puerto Ricans, the CCCADI is the NYC organization we respect the most because they truly represent us in New York, and are also active on the island.
Donate directly to the CCCADI Caribbean Emergency Relief Fund for Caribbean Artists & Cultural Workers at cccadi.kindful.com
Thank you for supporting Caribbean Culture.
CCCADI Hurricane Fiona Puerto Rico Benefit
¡Fuerza Positiva!, the CCCADI Hurricane Fiona Puerto Rico Benefit for artists and cultural workers in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, features great Rock, Bomba, Plena, and Jazz at City Winery in Chelsea, Manhattan on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 8pm. (6pm doors). From $25. citywinery.com 🇵🇷
Felipe Luciano hosts:
- Grammy winning Hard Rock by Living Colour @livingcolourofficial
- Plena by Kinto Zono’ @kinto_zono_official
- Bomba by Priye’ Mawon @priye_mawon 🇵🇷
- Latin Jazz by Bobby Sanabria & Ascension @thebobbysanabria 🇵🇷
- Bobby Allende & Friends @bobbyallendeoficial 🇵🇷
- Tony Cintron & The NY Latin Experience @tony_cintron
- Jazz Quartet featuring Joe Lovano, Will Calhoun and special guests. @joelovanojazz @willcalhoundrum
The View From Puerto Rico
[Editor Keith:] We are in Puerto Rico. We’re fine, but many people lost everything in the mountain heartland and the South. Much of the damage is worse than Hurricane Maria.
Ponce, the main city in Southern Puerto Rico, is the original home of many Bomba, Plena and Salsa legends, and continues to produce important cultural figures. Think Barrio San Anton in Ponce, Héctor Lavoe, Sonora Ponceña, and many others.
This help is important because many rural Puerto Ricans do not have legal title to their homes. That’s how it has always been in Puerto Rico (we are Jíbaro mountain farmers), but without paperwork, FEMA and other agencies will not help. Artists and cultural workers in this situation are completely abandoned in their time of need. Without art, who are we?