Higuayagua's mission is to bring our culture to people from all walks of life. Especially the children. We find that children who become active in their culture at an early age are usually less inclined latre in life to "wonder" down bad paths
. Some inner-city children act out simply because they are bored. Many have nothing to do. Higuayagua Taino children are taught the value of our songs, dance, music and day to day activities early on which helps instill in them a deep sense of pride.
the old days "rites of passage" were the norm. Young girls and boys had to earn their womanhood or manhood. They had to understand the great responsibility an adult carries.
With our cultural programs, we not only hope to inspire Taino children
but also children of all ethnic backgrounds, Our mission to preserve and rescue our culture, r and recapture what has been lost.
We use Taino Dancing as a vehicle to inspire people. Using both contemporary and traditional dances we bring interested
people into our circle. at the moment we are in need desperate need of the following items for our dance regalia.
1) headdress feathers - we purchase only from reputable feather dealers.
2) shell horns for 20 dancers
3) shells for adornment
4) Cloth for outsits
5) 4 wooden slit-drums
8) Maracas /or gourds to make them
9) Guiro gourds
10) skin drums
Currently, we are
trying to raise 5,000.00 dollars for the above items.
We are asking for your help, any and all contributions are greatly appreciated.
With each donation of $50.00 or more, you will receive an Amulet made by the Chican Brothers of the Dominican
Republic. These beautiful Taino amulets are made from the Sacred Guayacan tree We thank you for your support!
Email us at Higuayagua2016@gmail.com
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Higuayagua Taino of the Caribbean is a 501c3 Non-for-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductable