Jorge Arce & Humano


Puerto Rico and Afro-Caribbean Culture

6 Dennison St., Boston, MA 02119
617-708-1611 + 787-364-0198


"Weaving Horizons: knowing, embracing and respecting other cultures in our Caribbean, our continent and in our world. This is the mission and the message of Afro-Caribbean Workshop which highlights the importance of this presentation at this crucial moment in our history."

"La misión y mensaje de Afro-Caribeño de Entrelazando Horizontes a través del conocimiento y respeto hacia otras culturas que conforman nuestro caribe, nuestro continente y nuestro mundo, cobra especial vigencia en estos momentos históricos."


Program Descriptions Biography Profile and Resume
Afro-Caribbean Workshop Curriculum Guide Press Kit PDF & Photographs
Puerto Rico Cultural Heritage Tours Music MP3 and Video Files
African Retentions In Puerto Rico Thesis Tour Calendar
Salsa Dance Lessons
Master Dance Workshops: Plena to Bomba, Merengue to Compa

" a masterkeeper of tradition and he is keeping his beloved traditions alive and vibrant to ensure their continuation to future generations."

Madeleine Remez, Associate Director, National Council for the Traditional Arts

"A respected master of Puerto Rican roots he is, in essence, the face, voice and spirit of Puerto Rican culture in Massachusetts."
José C. Massó III, ¡Con Salsa! WBUR 90.9FM, Producer and Educator

Comparsa-Boricua Parade
Cambridge River  Festival
Saturday, June 4, 12 noon
On the Charles River banks. Cambridge Parkway, East Cambridge, MA02141

May 20,  5:30 pm: Assembly Afterschool Amigos:  Afro-Caribeño show for Parents  and Students 

May 25, 5 pm: Mask Workshop 1 Afterschool Amigos

May 26, 5 pm: Instrument Making Workshop 2 Afterschool Amigos

June 1, 5 pm:  Dance and Music Workshop 3 Afterschool Amigos

June 3, 5:30 pm: Dance and Music Workshop 4 Afterschool Amigos with Masks and Instruments

(Workshop Locations: Amigos-Cambridgeport Community School, 15 Upton St. Cambridge, MA 02139 Tel: 617-349-6824)


June 4,  11 pm-12 noon:  Comparsa Boricua at Cambridge River Festival
June 4, 1-3 pm Jorge Arce and Raiz de Plena
at Cambridge River Festival


Program supported in part from a Local Cultural Council grant by

Amigos-Cambridgeport Community School
Amigos Cambridge Public School
Communtiy Arts Advocates


Traditional Puerto Rican Music and Dance

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6-8 PM

FREE Admission

Free Pre-Festival Plena Music and Bomba Dance Lessons
Hyde Square Task Force, 209 Green st, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Saturdays June 11, 18, 25 from 2-5 PM
Monday June 27 Rehearsal at Mozart Park from 6-8 PM

Mozart & Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Jorge Arce and Raiz de Plena

Bomba Boricua with Roberto Cepeda

Mozart Park, Hyde Square, Jamaica Plain
Mozart & Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Parking Available

Rain Location: TBA


The Plenazo y Bombazo Festival was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation.
Additional support from Hyde Square Task Force, Hyde Jackson Square Main Street and Community Arts Advocates.

Donations checks payable to Community Arts Advocates with Humano Fund in the memo field and send to
Community Arts Advocates, PO Box 300112, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 With the forms below

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