Lydia started Yoruba 2 with her husband and two daughters in November 19, 1998 in commemoration of the Discovery of Puerto Rico. Now, Yoruba 2 is an award-winning and nationally renowned traditional music and dance troupe from Rhode Island that brings Puerto Rico and the
Caribbean culture to the region. The group is known for playing genres of music such as Bomba,
Plena, and other Latin rhythms.
Lydia performs and teaches music and dance that is inherited through her "blood and spirit". She has been working for eighteen year with her original staff members. With her twenty two years of experiences as an Arts administrator and leadership in her community and through Yoruba 2, Lydia promotes and supports others Latino artists, groups and organization in Rhode Island.