Bembé Team

Johanna de los Santos, Founding Director

Imani Jalil, Program Director

Vanessa Reuter, Program Coordinator

Bony Plog-Benavides, Percussion Instructor

Carlos Adames, Percussion Instructor

Naomi Ayala, Percussion Instructor

Carla Carroll, Secretary/Bookkeeper

Bembé is sponsored by

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Funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a Title VI National Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education.


Marquette University's Office of Community Engagement