Monday, December 14, 2020, starting 7:30pm
A Special Online Concert & Live Celebration
¡Persiste nuestro espíritu navideño! Our Christmas spirit prevails!
This year, Los Pleneros de La 21 are determined to remain true to our tradition, a global pandemic will not stop our espíritu navideño! We are excited to bring the 32nd annual La Fiesta Navideña to you virtually in a FREE, live stream concert and interactive event on Monday, 14 December 2020, at 7:30 pm ET. LP21 is teaming up with Pregones/PRTT to bring new life to La Gran Fiesta as a hybrid event featuring LP21’s beloved repertoire of música navideña followed by an interactive charla and celebration with members of LP21, our Emcee Sandra García Rivera, and YOU — our live “digital” audience.
TUNE IN on our social media and public access tv channels of BronxNet!
Este año Los Pleneros de La 21 permanecemos fieles a nuestra tradición—¡la pandemia global no pone el freno a nuestro espíritu navideño! Nos complace traerles a sus casas, de modo virtual y GRATUITO, nuestra 32da Fiesta Navideña, este próximo lunes 14 de diciembre de 2020 a las 7:30 pm ET. LP21 une fuerzas con Pregones / PRTT para darle nueva vida a La Gran Fiesta como un evento híbrido que celebra el rico repertorio de música navideña de LP21 y también incluye una charla interactiva y celebración con miembros de nuestro grupo musical, Sandra García Rivera como maestra de ceremonia, y USTEDES — nuestro público “digital” en vivo.
Tune In • Sintoniza:
Monday, December at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.
Los Pleneros de La 21
—Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/Pleneros21
—Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/pregonesprtt
—Cable: 69 Optimum
—Cable: 2135 FIOS
Special thanks to our media broadcast partners at BronxNet Community Television.
Performed and produced by LP21 in collaboration with Pregones/PRTT.
Graphic Design: LP21
Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21), the premier East Harlem-based performing ensemble and non-profit community organization, was founded in 1983 by Juan J. ‘Juango’ Gutiérrez (National Endowment for the Arts’ Heritage Fellow, 1996) and the legendary Master Plenero, Marcial Reyes Arvelo. The ensemble was originated under the common goal to promote the importance and beauty of traditional Puerto Rican music and dance to the masses. The ensemble has pioneered the road for bomba and plena performance around NYC, and continues to spread it globally.
LP21’s landmark community-based cultural and educational programs, such as Bomba and Plena Community Workshops for adults and kids; Bomba and Plena In the House for NYC school children; and Cultural Legacy Programs, have created a common space for the recognition, education and practice of Puerto Rican culture and identity. Their programs have educated thousands of individuals, young and old, and inspired dozens of performing groups and aspiring musicians to become leaders in their own right, as they carry bomba and plena into the future for generations to come.
After more than 35 years of performances and a Grammy nomination for their groundbreaking album, Para Todos Ustedes, LP21 remains the dynamic family and intergenerational group of musicians and cultural leaders from East Harlem, the South Bronx and many of NYC’s own local communities. LP21’s latest album, Los Pleneros de la 21 Live at Pregones: 35 years of Bomba & Plena (Truth Revolution Records, Nov 2018), is an ode to the group’s long arduous, yet satisfying journey – milestone indeed, of a lifetime of work, blood, sweat, tears and laughter of countless dedicated bomberos, pleneros, educators and cultural advocates, raising their spear in the name of Puerto Rican bomba and plena, and the makers of this tradition. The album marks a new era for LP21, with a younger generation of musicians taking leadership in re-envisioning LP21’s style and persona. www.losplenerosdela21.org
This FREE arts program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. For full list of our funders, visit www.pregonesprtt.org.
Online and Cable TV:
Date & Time
December 14, 2020
Performed and produced by
LP21/Los Pleneros de La 21
In collaboration with
LP21 Music Ensemble
led by Juango Gutiérrez
Sandra García Rivera