Friday, March 30, 2012

Taller PR presents "Cafe under the Stars"

There comes a moment in time when an organization really moves forward. Right now it's Taller Puertorriqueño's time. Taller PR's mission is to promote, preserve and develop Latino arts & culture and for over 35 years it's been happening. I'm not saying this because I worked there; I'm saying because I've seen the good and the bad. But right now with the Cafe Under the Stars program launching and talks about the new building opening, it's bound to go uphill.

On Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m., the first of seven free concerts will begin with Pleneros de la 21. Presenting selections from the group's five album discography and riveting new singles, the intergenerational ensemble continues to push the musical envelope - incorporating traditional elements of Bomba and Plena music with contemporary sounds and instruments. I attended the Intercultural Journey's event last year in conjunction with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) festival.

Café under the Stars: Spotlighting Arts in the Barrio, is an exciting series of 7 monthly outdoor, live, innovative, performances (April to October, 2012) in the Heart of Latino Philadelphia, which, except for Feria del Barrio, will be staged at the site of Taller PR's future $10 million state of the art facility. The series, primarily sponsored by a Knight Foundation Art Challenge Grant provides a unique, charming, and alluring community setting to experience the richness of Latino art.

Café under the Stars
Friday, April 20, 2012, 8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
2600 - 24 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19133
(215) 426 - 331
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