The East Harlem Cultural Nonprofit and internationally renown performing ensemble, Los Pleneros de la 21 are doing it again, with another dynamic and engagingly inspiring session of "Bomba & Plena In the House", our monthly performance lectures in East Harlem that explore the diversity of our traditional music and cultural artistic expressions.
NEXT UP at In the House, and just in time to commemorate Women's History Month: LUCHADORAS, BOMBERAS & PALERAS ~ a special event to celebrate the powerful voices and imprints of the women in our music.
Featuring THE LEGACY WOMEN, an all women's ensemble of drummers, singers, dancers and educators of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba and traditional music from the Dominican Republic.
Friday, March 22nd 2013 @ 10AM and noon.
Sessions are appropriate for all grades (k-12 and college level), as well as educators and cultural advocates.
How to Participate:
Contact LP21 today to get started on securing your seats & spaces:
RSVP is required and highly recommended for groups of 20 or more!
Deadline to RSVP: March 18th 2013
Central Park East Middle School Auditorium,
1573 Madison Avenue @ 106th Street, New York, NY 10029
Note: Admission is $5 per student. Private sessions are available for large groups. If you would like to request a private performance, please contact LP21 today!
We look forward to seeing you in El Barrio as we join this powerful group of young women who have embraced their cultural traditions and taken strong leadership in their communities and their music
The Legacy Women
Legacy Women is an all-women's traditional musical group rooted in Afro-Dominican and Afro-Puerto Rican traditions. Our women are the next generation of NYC's most gifted drummers, singers, and dancers of Afro-Caribbean music, including Palos, Congos, Salves, and Bomba, the Afro-Indigenous roots music of the Caribbean. Our group makes music that celebrates the fiery, nurturing, defiant, yet wise touch that mujeres (women) have. We recognize that we possess feminine power that holds up our community, and honor the immense contributions women make every day. Our performances are only part of our process of building sisterhood with each other and imbuing our audiences with joy and strength. Featuring original and traditional songs, our sultry and booming vocals, precision drumming and expressive dances encourages everyone to dance and celebrate heritage!
* Manuela Arciniegas, Director, Singer/Song-Writer, Percussion *Liliana Raposo, Percussion, Singer * Julia Gutierrez-Rivera, Percussion, Dance * Ines Mangual, Percussion, Dance * Maria Eugenia Rivera, Singer, Dance * Sandra Cruz, Percussion * Kaila Paulino, Singer, Percussion * Nina Paulino, Singer, Minor Percussion * Yelimara Concepcion, Singer, Dancer *Nicole Anziani, Singer, Dancer *
Check out a clip of The Legacy Women in action on YouTube
Bomba & Plena In the House is part of LP21's Bomba & Plena for All - Educating in the Arts initiatives and is made possible in part by support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the offices of NYC Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito, District 8.