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1st Annual South Bronx Folk Festival

1st Annual South Bronx Folk Festival December 10-11, 2010 Diversity in Arts and Nations for Cultural Education, Inc. (DANCE), in collaboration with Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education (CASITA), will present the first South Bronx Folk Festival on December 10-11, 2010. The Festival will take place annually, beginning with this December’s debut performance.The goal […]

December 5th, 2010 | Posted in Events,Music | Read More »

2010-2011 Tito Puente Scholarship Fund Recipients

2010-2011 Tito Puente Scholarship Fund Recipients El Barrio/East Harlem – Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, a division of Boys & Girls Harbor, is pleased to announce that percussion students Nelson Mathew Gonzalez and Max Starcevic-Castro have been selected as 2010-2011 Tito Puente Scholarship Fund recipients. The Tito Puente Scholarship Fund at Harbor Conservatory was […]

December 5th, 2010 | Posted in Features,Music,New York | Read More »

Rio Grande de Loiza

I am reaching out to you and through you, to the Boricua Community, so that they are aware of the new posting of the Rio Grande de Loiza that I have recently placed on Youtube. Please access the video below to hear soprano Virginia Herrera-Crilly and pianist Wilson Southerland in Diogenes Rodriguez’s composition of Rio Grande […]

August 29th, 2010 | Posted in Music | Read More »

Africaribe

AfriCaribe was created in 2000 by Evaristo “Tito” Rodriguez in an effort create an organization in Chicago that would have the unique intent of celebrating the African influence in Puerto Rico and other countries of the Caribbean. His vision came to fruition in the form of an umbrella organization that provides educational and cultural programming […]

August 10th, 2010 | Posted in Music | Read More »

the Origins of Plena y Bomba

The “plena” and “bomba” are still thriving in Puerto Rico. Like the Calypso from Trinidad, the “plena” is characterized by its simplicity and repetition, like all folkloric music, it is spontaneous expression of everyday occurrences. In Puerto Rico, it was influenced by people with African heritage. Themes included religion, local and national events, recipes, advice, […]

August 8th, 2010 | Posted in Music | Read More »

Conoce a la joven trovadora Lorraine Michelle

Conoce a la joven trovadora Lorraine Michelle, quien representa nuestra música típica en Estados Unidos Vídeos y audio Por Edwin J. Rodríguez Rivera edwin.rodriguez@elnuevodia.com Como un coquí en tierra lejana, la trovadora Lorraine Michelle Torres-Greaux alza su voz en los escenarios de Houston, Texas, para representar la música típica boricua. Con sólo 15 años de […]

August 7th, 2010 | Posted in Music | Read More »