Bomba Drum and Dance Workshop with Los Pleneros de la 21

When: Monday, February 19, 2024, 12:00pm

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A mosaic of a woman with a red skirt.
Manny Vega, Bomba Celestial, 2009–2010, Colored glass on plaster, Courtesy of Manny Vega

Join us for an interactive Bomba drum and dance workshop with Los Pleneros de la 21 for the whole family to enjoy! 

During the program, visitors will learn about the history of Bomba, a drum and dance form with roots of Puerto Rican history; experience a Bomba performance from East Harlem-based Los Pleneros de la 21; and get to play the drums and dance in an artist-led Bomba workshop. 

Registration recommended but not required. Register to receive a reminder email about the event!

A group of people perform and play drums on a stage.

About Los Pleneros de la 21 

Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21) is the premier East Harlem-based performing ensemble and non-profit community organization. LP21 was founded in 1983 by Juan J. ‘Juango’ Gutiérrez (National Endowment for the Arts’ Heritage Fellow, 1996) and the legendary Master Plenero, Marcial Reyes Arvelo. The ensemble has pioneered the road for Bomba and Plena performance around NYC, and continues to spread it globally for nearly 40 years. The ensemble received a Grammy nomination for their groundbreaking album with Smithsonian Folkways, Para Todos Ustedes. 


The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.  

Family Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and Tianaderrah Foundation. 

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