Los Pleneros de la 21

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

"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.”

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT & AFTER PARTY

Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with members of the ensemble at 6:30 PM. 

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

Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances): $16
PURCHASE YOUR 2018-2019 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION!
Adult: $20 UR Student: $10
Senior (62+): $18 UR Employee: $17
Child (0-12): $10 Group (20+): $18

Sponsored in part by The Cultural Affairs Committee.