Saturday, January 7th: Los Pleneros
Los Pleneros de la 21 is dedicated to fostering awareness, appreciation and understanding of the richness and vitality of Puerto Rican artistic traditions of African descent and Creole, as well as to promote their further development. Our overall goals are: 1) to present accessible public traditional music programming, 2) to expose inner city youth and others to the cultural heritage of Puerto Rico and encourage their active participation in these traditions, and 3) to perform a repertoire of works embedded in the rich tradition of Puerto Rican folk music to audiences everywhere.
Workshop (1PM): Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena Drumming and Dance
The teaching artist ensemble of Los pleneros de la 21 will guide workshop participants through the poly-rhythmic dynamics of Puerto Rican plena percussion (handheld drums and minor percussion elements). Participants will also learn fundamental techniques pertaining to Bomba dance. This highly interactive fun workshop is recommended for all ages.
Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc is free, family-friendly performances workshops, and exhibitions by Lincoln Center resident organizations and community-based artists to bring world-class family programming to all five boroughs.
Major support for Boro-Linc is provided by the Andrew Mellon Foundation. Generous support facilitated by the Honorable City Council members Rafael Salamanca, Jr., James Van Bramer, and I. Daneek Miller. Lead Corporate Support is provided by Time Warner, Inc.