Stage Garden Rumba 6: Brook Park
STAGE GARDEN RUMBA, the FREE live arts series that asks “WHAT MAKES OUR SOUTH BRONX BOOGIE?” continues its second season with the sixth event of the 2019 showcase! Presented by We Stay / Nos Quedamos in partnership with Pregones/PRTT. All are welcome—family friendly!
Extraordinary ARTISTS—actors, singers, dancers, writers; ACTIVISTS with the pulse of local, national, and international struggle and social justice; and other COMMUNITY MEMBERS, just like you, invited to join in co-learning/co-curating activities shining a spotlight on 40 years of original Puerto Rican/Latinx theater and music by Pregones! Get inspired and connected with live performances, community dialogue, and calls to action!
FIRST: Performances by Pregones/PRTT Ensemble with scenes from a new musical GUARACHA, Simply Rob, Mariachi Real de México, Rabih Ahmed, Mazarte Dance Company, Charles Rice González, Rosangelica López, Ed Moráles, and Redobles de Cultura.
Featured activists include Nieves Ayress, Walter Bosque, Samelys López, and more.
Brook Park – 494 East 141st Street, South Bronx, starting at 2PM!
THEN: This special edition of #SGR2019 culminates in an Afro-Puerto Rican bomba procession led by Redobles de Cultura from Brook Park to nearby Old Lincoln Detox/H.E.ARTS Building at Willis Avenue Playground (349 E 140 Street), where we celebrate the official dedication of the mural ‘We Have A Story to Tell‘ by local artist Virginia Ayress and Taller Experimental de Arte. The mural is dedicated to all immigrant children. The fun continues with more music, food, and screening of historic doc The People’s Detox by Jenna Bliss. The evening program, titled Lifting H.E.ARTS: The Present, The Future and The Foundation, is co-presented by South Bronx Unite and Loisaida Center.
The event will take place RAIN OR SHINE!