Bomplenazo Conversatorio: Diaspora communities Claiming and Re(creating) Space through Bomba and Plena

Bomplenazo Conversatorio: Diaspora communities Claiming and Re(creating) Space through Bomba and Plena

September 19, 2021
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Virtual Event

Please join us for this exciting and timely community conversation about “bomba and plena en accion,” which brings together voices from three key Diasporican cities throughout the Northeast cultural corridor: New York City, Philadelphia, and the DMV. We look forward to hearing from practitioners, culture workers, and folklife perspectives on the topics of place keeping and cultural sustainability via Bomba and Plena in the diaspora over the past four decades. This event offers a more intimate space to share memories, success stories, and best practices around mobilizing traditional culture in service of social change in our communities today. 

Joining the conversation are: 

From New York City: Juan Gutiérrez (Los Pleneros de la 21), José “Joseito” Rivera, Desseree Soto (La Casita de Chema/El Rincon Criollo), Elena Martínez (BMHC)

From Philadelphia: Anthony Méndez (Bomberos de la Calle), José Ortíz, folklorist and activist; and from the DMV: Cultura Plenera 

This is a free online event held via Zoom and streamed live via Facebook; all are welcomed to attend and join the conversation. 

Pre-registration is required by Thursday, September 16th at 5 pm EST.  Pre-register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcuCrrzgqGtfSMJ66nbtdAbP_cveMF2ti 

For more info: bomplenazopalpueblo@gmail.com 

This Bomplenazo 2020, ¡Continuamos! event is a partnership event with the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture and The Philadelphia Folklore Project. It is made possible by funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, The Howard Gilman Foundation, the offices of City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, JR, New York State Assembly Jose Rivera, the Samuel S. Fels Fund & William Penn Foundation.