La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc. in collaboration with Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College
Presents William Cepeda’s Puerto Rican Music Roots & Beyond
“La Danza en Dos Tiempos”
Traditional and Contemporary Danza Music
La Danzante & Bronx Arts Ensemble, Pedro Rivera Toledo , Musical Director
with special guests Carlos Aponte, tenor & Thelma Ithier Sterling, soprano
and William Cepeda AfroRican Jazz, featuring Eric Figueroa
8 p.m., Saturday, August 9
Heckscher Theater at El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue, NYC's El Barrio
La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña invites you to “La Danza en Dos Tiempos” a concert of traditional and contemporary Danza music. This event is part of a series of concerts, workshops and lecture-demonstrations of a monumental project called “Puerto Rican Music Roots and Beyond” organized by internationally renowned artist William Cepeda (composer, trombonist, educator, researcher and producer).
Puerto Rican Music Roots and Beyond seeks to preserve, disseminate and promote Puerto Rico’s musical heritage to audiences throughout New York , Puerto Rico and beyond. A vision of William Cepeda, the project is an innovative, wide reaching, multi-faceted endeavor that will span 18 months from September 2007 to March 2009. Puerto Rican Music Roots and Beyond is a unique comprehensive musical documentation of la Bomba, Plena, Danza and Música Jíbara, in traditional form, and the reinterpretation of the tradition in a contemporary musical setting. Danza is Puerto Rico's national dance; the national anthem of Puerto Rico, “La Borinqueña” is a Danza.
Puerto Rican Music Roots and Beyond will document these four genres (Bomba, Plena, Danza and Música Jíbara) by professionally recording the concerts, workshops and other project activities to be used in the creation of DVDs and CDs for educational and commercial release. These materials will include extensive historical and contextual bilingual essays and curriculum guides. The materials will be disseminated to K-12 schools, non-profit organizations and libraries.
The project is a collaboration between el Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College and La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña.
General Admission $15; Seniors/Students $10
Tickets & information: La Casa, (212) 722-2600 or (212) 400-8874
source: La Casa
Great Concert! Great Singers! Tenor Aponte and Soprano Ithier-Sterling was Amazing!!
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