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Performance: Los Pleneros de la 21 8:00 pm
Performance: Los Pleneros de la 21
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm
Performance: Los Pleneros de la 21
Special Guest: El Grupo Ámbar de Delaware Put on your dancing shoes for the infectious sounds of Puerto Rican bomba and plena! After the performance, enjoy a dance party featuring DJ Willie until 11 pm. Los Pleneros de la 21, the premier East Harlem-based performing ensemble and non-profit community organization, was founded in 1983 by Juan J. ‘Juango’ Gutiérrez (National Endowment on the Arts’ Heritage Fellow, 1996) and the legendary Master Plenero Marcial Reyes Arvelo. Having toured extensively both nationally and internationally for over three decades, ‘LP21’ is considered by many as New York’s preeminent Bomba and Plena ambassadors to the world, bringing...
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Performance: Fanm d’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet 8:00 pm
Performance: Fanm d’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm
Performance: Fanm d’Ayiti by Nathalie Joachim with the Spektral Quartet
Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti) is an evening-length work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics developed by composer/performer Nathalie Joachim. Commissioned by St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series, Fanm d’Ayiti is a celebration of some of Haiti’s most iconic yet under recognized female artists, as well as an exploration of Joachim’s Haitian heritage. The project features original songs incorporating the recorded voices of Joachim’s grandmother and the girls choir of her family’s home farming village of Dantan; new arrangements of songs by some of the greatest known female voices in Haitian history; and recorded interviews with these artists about their lives fighting...
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