POSTPONED – March 28, 2020 in THE BRONX – One of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles, known for its show-stopping musicality and charisma, the high-octane VILLALOBOS BROTHERS fuse the expressive richness of Mexican folk with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. “A crazy ball of sound: Mexican coastal traditions meet Sam Cooke in The Bronx!” Argentinean singer-songwriter CAROLINA MAMA is guest opening artist! — Stay tuned for future dates!
POSTPONED – March 21, 2020 in THE BRONX – Led by HOMMY RAMOS, with percussionist and co-director NELSON BELLO, Trombeatz is a dynamic, cutting edge and totally unique Caribbean jazz ensemble. Their debut album, A CARIBBEAN THING, was released to great acclaim under Truth Revolution Recording Collective in 2019. The group has performed in Puerto Rico and throughout the eastern U.S., and is known for its high energy and melodic skill. “Energetic, soulful and sophisticated at once!” — Stay tuned for future date!
POSTPONED – March 14, 2020 in THE BRONX – Fresh from her triumphant Chorus of the Forest installation at New York Botanical Garden, groundbreaking composer ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN joins BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE in a program featuring all-new arrangements of original works for string quartet, accordion, toys, electronics, and piano. Works include a piece written for and performed by adventurous guest pianist and vocalist EMILY MANZO, plus a personal selection of great classics that have inspired Ms. Negrón, from Ginastera to Stravinsky. — Stay tuned for future date!
March 7, 2020 in THE BRONX – Two Grammy nominees! Virtuoso Venezuelan cuatro player JORGE GLEM, joins forces with Cuban/Venezuelan pianist, composer, and arranger CÉSAR OROZCO, in a concert featuring music from their acclaimed duo record, STRINGWISE. Their masterful and joyful style draws from Venezuelan joropo, merengue, and Cuban son, as well as from the vast and beloved repertoire of pop and jazz. “The music rises and falls like the air which knows no frontiers … a thing or rare beauty” (LJN–Latin Jazz Network). — GET TICKETS NOW!
January 24-26, 2020 in THE BRONX – New York Premiere and Puerto Rico Earthquake Benefit! A new multidisciplinary theater work by award-winning poet, performance artist, and playwright Paul S. Flores. The show explores true stories of immigrant Cuban artists living in the United States. Developed with and featuring Afro-Cuban jazz luminary Yosvany Terry; choreographer and dancer Ramón Ramos Alayo; and Oakland-based hip-hop artist DJ Leydis. Directed by Rosalba Rolón with videography by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi. Only 3 performances — GET TICKETS NOW!
January 9-19, 2020 in MANHATTAN – Encore run of acclaimed first full-length play by Latinx favorite Flaco Navaja and a stellar five-piece Latin band, aka The Razor Blades. Part coming of age story, part love letter to salsa and The Bronx, EVOLUTION OF A SONERO delivers a testament to human resilience in a spirited concert theater tribute. Directed by Jorge B. Merced. Back in NYC for a strictly limited engagement. Buy your tickets early!
Now Playing in MANHATTAN – A NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK! First-ever stage adaptation of international hit novel LA GUARACHA DEL MACHO CAMACHO by Luis Rafael Sánchez. A cast of wild, mostly lovable, and decidedly over the top characters —The Deejay, The Senator, The Socialite Wife, The Son, The Mistress, and Doña Chon, the nosy neighbor— poke fun at a situation most messy, most sticky, most certainly out of control! Off-Broadway World Premiere at historic Puerto Rican Traveling Theater on West 47th Street. GET TICKETS NOW.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 2 to 6PM Where ART Meets GREEN STAGE GARDEN RUMBA is a fresh and FREE new LIVE PERFORMANCE series in the South Bronx! And we’re kicking off this Cinco de Mayo! WHERE: At Pregones’ beautiful little garden on Walton Avenue, between 149th and 150th Streets. WHAT: It’s an invitation for you and your family to…
Our recent, multi-voiced and multi-media blog series is now archived for you to read, comment, and share in conjunction with the Off-Broadway run of BETSY! —the Appalachian-Puerto Rican Musical— starting April 9 at PRTT! Thanks to our partners at Roadside Theater, the good people at Café Onda, HowlRound, and Imagining America, and the BETSY! Circle…
“Look at her! She’s so beautiful!”, said Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to have flown space, as the space shuttle took her and fellow astronauts hundreds of miles away. Ms. Tereshkova, a Russian cosmonaut, was referring to Planet Earth. Earth was a female. It always has been. I remember that day in 1969 when Neil…