On November 19th MS223 students from the MMG program were treated to a morning of sizzling Bomba y Plena by Los Pleneros de la 21. The entertaining and educational event took place at The Julia de Burgos complex in East Harlem. Students learned about this important form of Puerto Rican folklore and were given the chance to participate by playing instruments and learning dance steps.
One of the highlights of the event was the participation of our very own instructor Jorge Vazquez. A very well known percussionist himself, Jorge was invited to play in several numbers.
Los Pleneros de la 21 are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. They are the maximum expression of this form of music in New York City.
(photos by Jorge Vazquez)