Puerto Rico and Afro-Caribbean Culture
6 Dennison St., Boston, MA 02119
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Join historian, educator and musician Jorge Arce as he teaches us
call and response songs, how to dance Plena,
how to play traditional Plena instruments (panderos, maracas and guiros)
and the history/origins of Plena.
FREE and open to all ages!
Classes will be held at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
(85 W Newton St., Boston, MA)
Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons in June and July.
Space is limited. To participate, you must register by attending our:
Plenazo Registration Party!
May 20, 2013 at 6PM
Plaza Betances in Villa Victoria
100 West Dedham St., Boston, MA 02118
For more information or to register, please contact Eli Pabón-Szebeda at (617) 927-1737 or email@example.com no later than May 30, 2013
Saturday, May 11th, 7 PM, $35 Admission
Includes traditional Puerto Rican Dinner
Jorge Arce and Raiz de Plena
with Jose Masso WBUR Consalsa, Endel Dueño, Anthony Carrillo, DJ RiffStylexz, Bomba Sankofa Dance Troupe
45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
El Jolgorio Navideno Boston, December 15, 2012, Boston Convention Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston
July 27 & 28, Lowell Folk Festival - Comparsa Raíz de Plena http://www.lowellfolkfestival.org/
Friday, Parade 6:30 pm
Saturday, Parade 7:00 pm
Jorge Arce and Raiz de Plena
Front page of The Sun on media coverage of the Lowell Folk Festival 2012
July 22 - Festival Betances - Parade Friday, Performance Sunday, July 22, 3:15 PM Southend, Boston, Free http://www.iba-etc.org/
July 21 - Somerville Arts Beat Festival, Saturday, 5 PM. http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org
June 21 Fundraiser La Alianza Hispana, Thursday 7 PM http://laalianza.org/
Ballroom del Venetia Waterfront Restaurant, 20 Ericson St, MA.
Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., Free
Afro-Caribbean workshop by percussionist Jorge Arce with masqueraders
Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center theatre. Lowell, MA
Information: 978-275-1719 http://www.nps.gov/lowe
In honor of Black History Month, the Lowell Folklife Series invites you to an Afro-Caribbean workshop with a hint of Caribbean carnival. Jorge Arce is a percussionist, educator, and native of Ponce, Puerto Rico. His performance on February 24th is a unique and interactive exploration of Puerto Rican and Afro-Caribbean culture. Impersonating characters representative of the African ancestry of Puerto Rican culture, Jorge presents music, dances, lore, and stories handed down over 600 years of history.
The musical/theatrical workshop will feature the Arno Peter’s Projection map (showing what many believe are more realistic dimensions of the world’s continents) and over 20 percussion instruments played throughout the Caribbean. A special treat will be two carnival masqueraders from Puerto Rico, Sixto Ayala and Yarimar Navarro, wearing the typical vejigante masks of the season. Audience members will be guided and encouraged to join in on drums, rhythm instruments, and dances throughout the performance.
February 3, 2012, Edison Boston Public School Arts Residency
Boston Symphony Education and Community Programs
Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 7pm - Octavitas Celebration: ¡Plenazo Parrandero! and Tribute to the Legacy of Lucia Mayerson-David
Start the New Year 2012 with joyous music and dance at the Plenazo Parrandero! Bring your tambourine, cowbell, voice and güiro and Let’s Plena with Jorge Arce and Raíz de Plena! Dance with Mista B Styles master Salsa dance instructor. Traditional Puerto Rican food will be provided by Norma's Catering, award recipient for the best food at the 2011 Puerto Rican Festival. This family activity will take place at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 7pm. Admission is $25.00 and includes a dinner. Supported by The Talented And Gifted Latino Program TAG/Alerta programs at UMass Boston’s Institute of Learning and Teaching, Encuentros de Amigos, Community Arts Advocates, ABCD, Haymarket People’s Fund, Dominican Development Center, Boston Tenant Coalition and El Centro Latino.
Information, photos and details at Encuentros de Amigos, 617-842-2228 617-447-8844
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.encuentrosdeamigos.com
El Jolgorio Navideno Boston, December 10, 2011, Boston Convention Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston
Raíz de Plena at Festival Puertorriqueño de MA, Inc.; July 24, 2011; 7:00 PM, Free, Franklin Park
Raíz de Plena at Festival Betances, July 17, 2011; 2:15 PM, Free, South End
November 15-16, 2006, Puerto Rico Museum of Art, Raul Julia Theater, 299 De Diego Avenue in Santurce, 787-722-5218 General public and school performances http://www.mapr.org/
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