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I was asked to make banners for the Latin American Jazz Festival at Marcus Garvey Park in 2016. Maracas is one of 4 in the series.  In my drawing, you can see the Taíno pictograph ‘los gemellos’ the twins; two gods joined in the center representing the night and light. The Maracas were originally rattles of divination. Players hold them by their handles, usually in pairs, and shake them while dancing. In the design, you can also see Taíno Indian symbols of the beginning of life (Owl) and the Coquí an endemic frog from Puerto Rico. Named after its territorial/mating call. ‘Co’ meaning stay away and ‘Qui’ calling for a mate. 

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Ink and pencil on paper


36.00 x 24.00 x 0.50 in | 91.44 x 60.96 x 1.27 cm

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