Saturday, November 14, 2009

Los Pleneros de La 21 - 25 Years

Los Pleneros de la 21 in partnership with the Hostos Center for Arts & Culture Celebrate 25 Years of Bomba & Plena…Para Todos Ustedes!

Saturday, November 21st 2009 with a Commemorative Concert 7:30 pm Main Theater (Hostos Community College/CUNY)

A 2 hour explosive Musical Journey honoring 25 years of LP21 with an ALL STAR MUSICAL LINE-UP FEATURING LP21’s intergenerational Ensemble of master artists & VERY SPECIAL GUESTS:

• Miguel “Meñique” Barcasnegras (El Sonero Añejo) • • Héctor “Tito” Matos (Viento de Agua) • • Elio villafranca (Piano) • • Hector "tito" Rodriguez • • IVAN RENTA •

Admission: $15 Box office & info: 718-518-4455 Tickets online: ~ Followed by ~ Silver Anniversary Post-Concert Reception 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm Hostos Community College/CUNY 2nd Floor Bridge 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street) The Bronx

$15.00 General Admission (includes food, drink and entertainment) Purchase online today at: - OR - RSVP by Wednesday, November 18th 2009 212-427-5221, THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL SILENT AUCTION OF LP21 ARCHIVE & HISTORICAL MATERIALS, PRICELESS SERVICES AND OTHER GOODIES! All proceeds will support the Puerto Rican Music Project and LP21’s programming for LP21’s next 25 years!

Directions 2, 4, 5 trains to 149th Street and Grand Concourse

A Special Thank You to all of our Donors & Volunteers: • Wallace & Nydia Edgecombe • Roberta Singer • Francis Acevedo •Manuela Arciniegas • Milagros Gerena-Rochet • Ravil López • Nilsa Márquez • • Antonia Morales • Leticia Peguero • Nelson Ramos • Sylvia Ramos Ortíz • Luz Rivera • • Los Pleneros de la 21 • • Members of the Bomba & Plena Community Workshops

• For More Information: Julia L. Gutiérrez-Rivera 212.427.5221 LOS PLENEROS DE LA 21 Uniting Community Building and Cultural Equity through Music for over 25 years! 1680 Lexington Avenue, Room 209 El Barrio, NYC 10029 t. 212.427.5221 f. 212.427.5339 Friend us on Facebook today! LP21's 25th Anniversary Concert is made possible in part by support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The National Endowment on the Arts and the Offices of NYC Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito, District 8.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Anya Ade / Susan Sanabria

Anya Ade plays bata for Obatala at the 12th Annual Conference of the Egbe Omo Obatala. Susan Sanabria dances for Obatala. On stage left to right: Amma, Oloriwa, Olu Dare, Jonathan, Emery, Oluo Felix, Nicky & Bembecito.

(Video Credit: Nicky Laboy)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Quinto Mayor 2

Skip on quinto, El Chino on lead vocals...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quinto Mayor

Gene Golden - quinto
Skip Burney - tumbador
?- tres dos
Abraham Rodriguez - lead vocal
Papote Jimenez and Jose "El Chino" Real - coro

(Video Credit: Enchemi1)

Can someone please identify the dancer to the right, the couple that is dancing the yambu, the tres dos player and the gentleman that is standing behind Abie and Papote?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ta Ta - Caja Dura

More youtube clips courtesy of ARGpercussion:

Jose Rivera on guagua
Pete Conga on tumba
Nicky Laboy on tres dos
Apache on quinto
Abi Holiday on chekere
Max Valdez, coro
Barry Cox, coro
Papote, lead vocals

Rumba, TODAY!

I got the following email from George Friedman-Jimenez.

Hola mi gente,

Today is the first indoor rumba this fall at the AfroLatino Cafe in the Brecht Forum. Also, hold the date for Sunday, December 6, 2009. On that day there will be a tribute rumba for the great rumbero Manuel Martinez “El Llanero”, who has recently been hospitalized several times and is in failing health. Dates for other rumbas during the winter at the AfroLatino Café are not set yet. Spread the word, I hope to see you there today!

Que siga la rumba!



Sunday November 1, 2009 6 pm – 9:30 pm

Place: Brecht Forum, 451 West St (West Side Hwy) between Bank & Bethune St, New York, NY. Suggested donation: $6

Directions: From the subway station at 14th St and 8th Ave, walk down 8th Ave to Bethune St, turn right on Bethune and walk 3 blocks west to West Side Highway. Turn left and Brecht Forum is on that block. By car, take W. 11th St west to the West Side Highway, turn right and the Brecht Forum is a block and a half north. To contact Brecht Forum: (212) 242-4201.