Press Room

Press Room

 Raíces Video

  • Latin Roots and Rhythms Festival 2010: Video Summary of the Latin Roots and Rhythms Festival, May 7-9, 2010. This video was produced by World Primitive Productions.
  • Proyecto de Jazz Afro-dominicano: Al Día did a video story on our Afro-Dominican Jazz concert featuring the Paul Austerlitz Quintet and special guest José Duluc (2 minutes) – March 2010
  • Telemundo Interview: Iris Violeta of Actualidad Informativa interviews Executive Director Veronica Castillo-Perez and Program Manager Melissa Yarborough (4 minutes) – July 2009

Raíces in the Media

(You can also see us in the news in our new blog’s Press feed.)


  • People’s Biennial Blog “Community Centers in North Phila”: Raíces was visited by Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery of Haverford College in July on their search for artists for their People’s Biennial Exhibit. Ultimately, one of their final artists from the Philadelphia region turned out to be our own Jorge “El Che” Figueroa! (See July 2010 Newsletter.)
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer- Young Philadelphia dancers to perform at Kimmel Center: Raíces is featured in this article as a collaborative partner in a free after-school dance program at Julia de Burgos School.
  • The Arcadia University BulletinIntern Shares Her Experience Volunteering in Guatemala:Raíces’ intern Brita Krempasky, a sophomore at Arcadia University, discusses her volunteer service trip to Guatemala and her volunteer work here at Raíces.Philadelphia WeeklyMural Arts Helping At-Risk Kids Develop Sense of Community: Raíces is featuerd in this article as a recent recipient of a free billboard through a recent Mural Arts Program, The Wall Remixed: The North Philadelphia Small Business Advertising Campaign. (April 7, 2010)
  • El SolPrimer festival anual raíces y ritmos latinos: Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas will host the First Annual Latin Roots and Rhythms Festival May 7, 8, and 9, 2010. (March 26, 2010)
  • Impacto LatinSemana en Imágenes: A $30,000 organizational effectiveness grant from The Philadelphia Foundation is allowing Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc., Casa de Venezuela and Accion Colombia to create a facility-sharing plan this year. In the photo (left to right): Veronica Castillo-Pérez of Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, Emilio Buitrago of Casa de Venezuela, and Leity Rodriguez of Accion Colombia.
    (March 25, 2010)


    • Philadelphia Daily NewsPuerto Rican Pride on the Parkway – [PDF] (September 28, 2009)
    • KYW News Radio 1060Local Groups to Film “Precious Places” in Phila. on Saturday – [ Web ] (September 21, 2009)
    • The Philadelphia InquirerTime to Tango article by Matt Flegenheimer – [Web, MS Word] (August 12, 2009)
    • William Penn Foundation Annual Report 2008, pages 6 and 10 – [PDF] (Online August 2009)
    • Impacto LatinEl Maiz, Comida Que Unifica a Latinoamerica – [PDF] (August 6, 2009)
    • The Patriot-NewsArts Fans Rally at Harrisburg Capitol – [Web | MS Word] (July 14, 2009)
  • Ponte Al Día NewspaperDía Internacional de la Mujer [ Web | JPG format ] (March 5, 2009)


    • Ponte Al Día NewspaperPor la Tolerencia a la Diversidad [ Web | JPG format ] (May 6, 2008)








  • Philadelphia City PaperHot Latin (May 17, 2001)

Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, Inc.

1417 North 2nd Street, 1st Floor Rear
Mail to: PO Box 60662
Philadelphia, PA 19133
Office: 215-425-1390
Fax: 215-425-1389