Jorge Arce & Humano

Puerto Rico and Afro-Caribbean Culture

6 Dennison St., Boston, MA 02119
617-708-1611 + 787-364-0198

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"Weaving Horizons: knowing, embracing and respecting other cultures in our Caribbean, our continent and in our world. This is the mission and the message of Afro-Caribbean Workshop which highlights the importance of this presentation at this crucial moment in our history."

"La misión y mensaje de Afro-Caribeño de Entrelazando Horizontes a través del conocimiento y respeto hacia otras culturas que conforman nuestro caribe, nuestro continente y nuestro mundo, cobra especial vigencia en estos momentos históricos."


Program Descriptions Biography Profile and Resume
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Puerto Rico Cultural Heritage Tours Music MP3 and Video Files
African Retentions In Puerto Rico Thesis Tour Calendar
Salsa Dance Lessons
Master Dance Workshops: Plena to Bomba, Merengue to Compa

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Salsa Dance Lessons

Regarding:  Salsa Dance Lessons, Level 1 Beginners - 6 Week Course

When:  Thursdays,  Time 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Where:  Curtis Hall, Dance Studio 3rd floor 20 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA (Parking Available)

Admission: $15 Individual Class, 6 Week package at $12 per lesson

Information, Photographs and Interviews:

Jorge Arce, Dancer and Cultural Historian, M.Ed Harvard U. 


Public Information: Curtis Hall 617-635-5193


Learn the Roots and History of the Salsa while you dance

•  Secrets of the smooth movement and cadence of this dance
•  How to listen to the music, when to start and how to count
•  To dance with the Klave
•  Derivates of steps that can enhance your dancing
•  Principles of partnering and turns.


Jorge Arce is a percussionist, educator, and native of Ponce, Puerto Rico. His performance is a unique and interactive exploration of Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean culture. Impersonating characters representative of the African ancestry of Puerto Rican culture, Jorge presents music, dances, lore, and stories handed down over 600 years of history.

Jorge Arce received his Master of Education Degree from Harvard University in 1994. Arce is listed in Who's Who, 1984-85. He has received numerous awards, including: the Cardinal Cushing Center Award for Outstanding Services to the Community 1987; the Alianza Hispana Recognition for Outstanding Contributions to the Continuing Growth and Success of the Hispanic Community 1991; the Mayor's Recognition to Outstanding Contributions to the City of Boston, 1991; the Massachusetts House of Representatives Recognition for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts, 1991; and the Dryslongo Award for years given consistently to anti-racism struggle, 1992. His musical group Humano was awarded the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Latin Act, 1990. Jorge was recognized as a 2012 Traditional Arts Fellowship Finalist by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. His cultural workshops and performances were programmed at more than 1000 schools, universities and educational centers. Jorge Arce is the former Director for Music Programming at the Puerto Rico Institute for Culture..

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