Mark Your Calendars: 141ST COMMEMORATION OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN PUERTO RICO 3/22/14

No plans this weekend? Problem solved! Check out this awesome event that’s happening at one of my favorite places in the Bronx – the Andrew Freedman House! And it’s FREE!

On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at 6:00pm, at The Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx: 1125 Grand Concourse.

BombaYo will be honoring the sacrifice and contributions of ethnic Africans to the music, art, language, and heritage
that have become instrumental to Puerto Rican culture on the island and the Caribbean.

Performing Live will be:

Las Perlas de BombaYo– is a collective of adult women that have been committed to the BombaYo community workshops. The
workshops have been based on the “Consciousness of Bomba” a cultural journey of awareness through song, drum and dance.

The Andrew Freedman Youth Conga Symphony– is a group of young people directed by Jose Ortiz aka Dr. Drum, that are
dedicated to using the power of the conga drum to inspire change and bring awareness of world music to their NYC
communities.

BombaYo– is a youth project dedicated to preserving the rich Afro Puerto Rican tradition of Bomba. The group emerges
from the streets and schoolyards of the Bronx, where salsa and hip-hop were born. Under the direction of Jose Ortiz aka
Dr.Drum and  Melinda Gonzalez, BombaYo’s members bring new energy to a centuries-old Afro Puerto Rican music and dance tradition.

Be sure to join us for a night of traditional Afro-Caribbean rhythms and a touch of Latin Jazz with a mix of Afro-beat.

For more information about this event, go to www.bombayo.org
of BombaYo on Facebook.

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