3rd Annual South Bronx Folk Festival

Puerto Rican Heritage month is in full swing and here is a free event, although donations are suggested, where you and your family can learn about the history and culture. The 3rd Annual South Bronx Festival will commence this weekend and their is something for everyone of all ages. This festival will be going on all week long with various events. This festival is brought  to you by D.A.N.C.E., an organization dedicated to bringing Puerto Rican culture and arts to our community. Here are this week’s events and times:

Sunday, December 2

BombaWorks Workshop by Norka Hernandez-Nadal
1:00pm: Bomba Dance
3:15pm: Bomba Drumming
5:30pm: Lyrical Composition

El Fogón Center for the Arts
989 Home Street
Bronx, New York 10459

Monday, December 3

6:30pm Panel Discussion. Conversations with the Artists: Building bridges to folk dance and music in NYC

Boricua College, Bronx Campus
890 Washington Avenue
Bronx, New York

Friday, December 7

7:30pm Evening Performance featuring Danza Fiesta: Baile y Teatro Puertorriqueño, Irka Mateo (Dominican folklorist), Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese drum and flute player) and Hamalali Wayunagu Garifuna Dance.

Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education
928 Simpson Street
Bronx, New York 10459
$5 suggested donation

Saturday, December 8

3:00pm Matinee Performance featuring Danza Fiesta:Baile y Teatro Puertorriqueño & students from DANCE’s Children’s Dance Project.

Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education
928 Simpson Street
Bronx, New York 10459
$5 suggested donation

9:00pm Festival Closing Night Bombazo with BombaWork’s Ensemble AYA

El Fogón Center for the Arts
989 Home Street
Bronx, New York 10459

Here I leave you with this awesome performance…my cousin is the cuatrista, that’s the funny looking guitar from Puerto Rico. This is a performance by Ismael Miranda and the Fania All-Starts down in Lima, Peru on November 23, 2012.

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