Thursday, August 1, 2013

Zinc Bar Rumba

Here is an email sent to me by George Freidman-Jimenez:

Rumba every Thursday night at the Zinc Bar, 82 W. 3rd St. between Thompson and Sullivan streets in Manhattan. 212 477-9462. Nearest subway stop at W. 4th St / 6th Ave (A,B,C,D,E,F,M), also Bleeker/Lafayette (4,6,B,D,F,M), Broadway/Waverly (N,R), Sheridan Sq (2,3).

This is a great rumba, led by Roman Diaz and Clemente Medina, featuring Joaquin Pozo, Alfredo Diaz (Pescao), Matanzas, Max, Barry, Chino, Onel and friends. One set, starts at midnight, usually goes until 1:30 or so, $10 admission.
Si, la rumba esta buena! I hope to see you there.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

La rumba no termina...

This is what's it's all about folks. I don't like to say too much when a simple video can explain it better. Real rumba, Nicky, Felix, Angel on quinto among others...

Tribute to GENE GOLDEN, just a little snippet.

LP21 is excited to launch its 2012-2013 season of activities
with the annual

Saturday, September 29th 2012
11:30 am
Julia de Burgos Center
1680 Lexington Avenue btwn 105th and 106th Street
El Barrio, NY 10029
A day full of free activities that kick off the registration for New York's only community school of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena, offered by the incomparable Los Pleneros de la 21
and their crew of master musicians, dancers, drummers and community leaders.
Come to the Open House, and get a taste of the exciting year to come.
Take sample classes, meet the instructors, witness exciting performances and showcases/arts exhibits of BPCW graduates…
PLUS get access to limited registration discounts!
ALL are welcomed, and no one will be turned away!

Can’t make it to the Open House?
Don’t fret – contact us today to register or for more information!
and don’t forget to mark
on your calendars as the first day of classes!
Offered since 1989, the Bomba and Plena Community Workshops offers dynamic and engaging instruction on Bomba and Plena Dance, drumming, singing and performing classes. Additional activities include Masks and crafts making, fashion and set design and unique internship opportunities for youth interested in arts careers and community involvement.

We offer classes for all ages and skill levels including
CHESPIRITOS - kids 2.5- 5yrs old (in a unique parent-child learning format)
CHAMACOS - ages 6-10 yrs old
JOVENES - ages 11-16

Classes run every Saturday from October 20th 2012 through June 2012

Registration for all youth programs continue through December - but spaces are limited, so register ahead of time...the Open House is the perfect time and moment to do so!

Walk-in's welcomed for adults classes all year long.
The BPCW is part of LP21's Bomba & Plena For All-Educating through the Arts initiatives and is made possible in part by support 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 and individuals like you!

To Donate or volunteer, contact us today: 

Uniting Cultural Equity & Community Building through Music Since 1983
1680 Lexington Avenue , RM 209
El Barrio, NY 10029
Los Pleneros de la 21 is a nonprofit organization and musical ensemble.
f you'd like to contribute to our efforts, music and vision,  contact us today-- all donations are valued, and tax deductible!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

70's Bomba

Check out these great pics that Eddie Bobe sent me...

On the top pic, is that Yeyito on the drum to the right? 
On the bottom pic of course there is Felix on the left, Eddie himself in the middle, who is the drummer on the right hand side?

Thanks Eddie.