Khagendra Thapa Magar wearing a colorful shirt

Onboard Presentation or Local Folklore

With influences from Latin America, Africa and the Antilles, the music and dance of Providencia includes socca, calypso, mento, foxtrot, jumping polka, shoteische, and pasillo.

Included in your cruise
  • Enjoy a cultural show aboard the ship.
  • A 45-minute show of music, percussion, and dance
  • Experience traditional dance from a mix of locals of European and African heritage.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

  • Duration

    0h45

  • Booking Code

    INCL-PVA1

With influences from Latin America, Africa, and the Antilles, the music of Providencia includes socca, calypso, mento,

foxtrot, jumping polka, shoteische and pasillo. A 16-member troupe of artists from the island will give

a 45 minute presentation of music, percussion, and dance.

The group is a mixture of locals of European and African heritage. It was established with the hope of keeping the island’s folklore and traditional dances alive, with the music inspired by the roots of many of the islanders. The group is composed of 16 people: five dancing couples and six musicians. They play and dance to salon rhythms such as: Pasillo, Scottish, Mazuca (from European influences) and Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as calypso and mento. The costumes are designed with these same influences in mind.

Raizal Tribute New are also a theater company and perform works centered around island life and traditions. They work with the younger members of the community to enhance their cultural and environmental awareness.

Practical information:

  • Language: English and Spanish