Los Pleneros de la 21

September 07, 2018, 7:30 PM
Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts

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"The melodies are gorgeous and tunes perfectly arranged.” – The New York Times

From the heart of El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) comes Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21). Founded in 1983 by National Heritage Fellow, Juan Gutiérrez, LP21’s 12-piece ensemble resurrects the African-rooted plena and bomba musical styles of Puerto Rico. Three generations of Puerto Rican musicians, dancers, and artisans set complex vocal harmonies to the rhythms of plena and bomba drums resulting in what Billboard praised as “exhilaratingly deep Latino explorations of Afro-Cuban grooves.”

Arrive early for a pre-performance talk with members of the band led by Mike Davison, UR professor of music and Latin jazz at 6:30 PM. Seating is limited and available on a first-arrival basis.

Get warmed up for the dance party and learn to salsa with a pre-performance salsa lesson led by Salsa Guy Richmond at 7 PM.

Join us in the theatre lobby following the performance for an after-party with dancing, refreshments, and cash bar to celebrate the launch of our 2018-2019 season.

Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances): $16
Adult: $20 UR Student: Free for UR Students
Senior (62+): $18 UR Employee: $17
Child (0-12): $10 Group (20+): $18

Sponsored in part by The Cultural Affairs Committee.

Los Pleneros de la 21