Our Bomba and Plena Community Workshops are coming to an end! We will be wrapping up our last session this Saturday and preparing for our end of the year recital: "LA NOCHE QUE RETOYAMOS CON NUESTRO CULTIVO MUSICAL" - a versatile and energetic performance of Bomba and Plena music, song, dance, visual arts, masks and more featuring the intergenerational 2012 student class of the Class of the Community Workshops.
The 2 hour performance is loosely based on the staple Puerto Rican short story “La Noche Que Volvimos a Ser Gente” and infuses a concept that has been popularized recently: GOING GREEN.
Though many are now recently participating heavily in the concepts of reducing, recycling and reusing, expressions of the Afro-Diaspora have been celebrating this for centuries—-starting from using natural and recycled materials to create our instruments, to re-remembering and reinterpreting life lessons and cultural knowledge from our elders into our own current realities, and finally to how ancient and cultural practices grow and become stronger as they take on other forms in different contexts, settings and surroundings.
Come and help applaud the accomplishments, enthusiasm and journeys of our youth as they showcase their skills, talents and passion in Bomba, Plena, costume design, mask making and more!
The Bomba & Plena Community Workshops is part of LP21’s ‘Bomba & Plena for All - Educating through the Arts” programs and is made possible in part by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Offices of NYC Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito, District 8, Friends of the BPCW and individuals like you!
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SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD 2012
2:15 PM (doors open @ 2:00 pm)
MIRABAL SISTERS SCHOOL (21 Jumel Place @ 168th Street, NY NY
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