Flaco Navaja

Singer, poet, actor, born and raised in the Bronx. If Héctor Lavoe Boxed Rubén Blades and KRS-1 was the referee you’d get Flaco. Navaja’s original style of poetry combines singing, beat-boxing, and spoken word. He was the host of the open mic showcase; “All That! Hip Hop Poetry & Jazz” at the Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe.…

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Omar Pérez

An NYC based director, actor and educator, Omar’s focus is in the development of new works. Theater: The Names, In 5 Beats; a collaboration between LaMama and Pregones Theater that showcased beatboxers and actors lead by Omar and renown Beatrhymer Kid Lucky. Manchild Machismo, (Off Broadway, Winner of 2016 Hola Audience Favorite for Best Direction) 3…

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Yaritza Pizarro

A graduate of the CUNY City College Department of Theater, her many professional credits include Klub Ka at La MaMa Etc., Don Quijote De la Mancha with National Theatre for Arts and Education, and the films August The First and The Scrolls. With Pregones she has appeared in La Caravana, Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/ 365…

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Danny Rivera

A multiple-time Grammy® nominee and a tireless advocate for peace and social justice. Known as “The National Voice of Puerto Rico,” he has sold millions of records, headlined major venues throught the world, and shared the stage with stars like Julio Iglesias and Plácido Domingo. He received the citizenship of the Dominican Republic in 2008,…

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Elise Santora

Pregones company member since 2001. BROADWAY credits include In The Heights, Man of La Mancha, The Capeman, and Adventures of Tom Sawyer. National Companies include Man of La Mancha with John Cullum and A Chorus Line starring Bebe Neuwirth. Toured internationally as a vocalist for such legends as Bowie, Julio Iglesias and Danny Kaye’s Unicef…

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Antonio Vargas

A theater artist whose credits include acting, directing, and choreographing. Pregones: Until We Win, The Harlem Hellfighters On A Latin Beat with the legendary Danny Rivera, Baile Cangrejero. Pregones Assistant Director: Dancing In My Cockroach Killers, and Neon Baby. GALA Theatre, D.C.: Casa de los espíritus, El desdén con el desdén, Puerto Rico ¡Fuá! (Helen…

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Anthony Carrillo

A master percussionist of great prowess, his credits read like a who’s who of Afro Caribbean music and Latin Jazz: Familia Cepeda, Eddie Palmieri, Giovanni Hidalgo, Batacumbele, Harry Belafonte, Andrés Jiménez, Paul Simon, and more. His classic Mis Raíces CD is in the Top 100 Indies of Latin Beat Magazine. Pregones Theater credits: Game Over,…

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Jorge Castro

Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Jorge studied at “Escuela Libre de Música”; an institution that boasts distinguished alumnus throughout the musical world. Performance credits include: L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Denver Symphony Orchestra, Foreigner, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ruben Blades, Steve Turre, Eva Ayllon, Latin Jazz All-Stars, Randy Brecker, Giovanni Hidalgo,…

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Nicholas Laboy

Born in Spanish Harlem, he is considered one of the top young percussionists in NYC. His mentors include Johnny Almendra and Ramón Rodríguez. Niko earned a Tito Puente Scholarship for 3 years at Boys Harbor. He is a founding member of Afro-Caribbean music collective Ilú-Ayé. Other music credits include: Frankie Morales, Louie Vega, Latin Sensation,…

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Alberto Toro

An accomplished flutist, saxophonist, vocalist, composer, arranger, and educator, he earned his BA at Berklee College (Boston) and his MFA at the Aaron Copland School (NYC). A founding member of acclaimed bomba y plena group Viento de Agua, his many credits include Yomo Toro, Oscar Hernández & Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Ray Santos, and Bobby Sanabria.…

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