Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard, founder of Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Cultural Center (PRFDance), will be presenting A Taino Journey as part of their interactive series for When Nature Sings at Global Austin Apr. 23.
According to Maynar, When Nature Sings…Interactive! is an interactive presentation where original photography and anecdotes based in Taino spirituality will be shared with the public to instill appreciation for nature’s ongoing communication with humanity. Participation in role-playing and music making that will be going on at the event is meant to encourage and promote discussion and provide tools to use in everyday life.
Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard is a descendant of the native Tainos of Puerto Rico who grew up in the Bronx. She is the founder of the PRFDance, a non-profit cultural center affiliated with the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture for ongoing and authentic cultural programming.
When Nature Sings: A Taino Journey will be hosted by Global Austin “Coffee Mornings” at the University Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall located on 2203 San Antonio Street, Austin, TX 78705 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event has received support from La Peña and the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division. The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit Maynard’s website or NowPlayingAustin.com.