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Cultura Plenera: Puerto Rico’s Uplifting, Rebellious and Defiant Music

Cultura Plenera presents
Puerto Rico’s Uplifting, Rebellious and Defiant Music

Part of the Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018

Saturday, March 3rd 2018

Performance begins at 4:30pm //$25

Puerto Ricans are considered some of the happiest people on Earth, despite enduring centuries of hardship at the hands of government and commercial interests. Learn how the rebellious bomba and the defiant plena music styles have been used as tools to uplift people’s spirits during challenging times.

Suitable for all ages.

About Cultura Plenera

Cultura Plenera is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and education of bomba and plena in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia. Bombais a Puerto Rican musical genre that dates back more than 300 years and has heavy African influences. Bomba expresses the sensibilities of Puerto Ricans and their culture. Plena is another Puerto Rican musical genre, which dates back more than 100 years, and is played with hand-drums in a call and response format that also narrates stories of the Puerto Rican experience.

Event Venue

Atlas Center for the Performing Arts

1333 H St. NE
Washington, DC
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 4:30pm
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