Posted on 16 May 2017
by MMNY Staff
MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO AND MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSIONER JULIE MENIN ANNOUNCE JUNE IS “NEW YORK MUSIC MONTH” NEW YORK – […]
The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) hosts its second annual Make Music Winter celebration in the Melrose section of the Bronx with a procession, or parranda—the Puerto Rican tradition of caroling. Based in the music of plena and other holiday songs from the island, this festive parade will be led by members of the Bronx music and cultural community, including Jorge Vázquez, José Rivera, Bobby Sanabria and Nicky LaBoy. It will wind its way through Melrose stopping at the various casitas in the neighborhood and ending at the casita Rincon Criollo. This event is co-sponsored by WHEDco, Nos Quedamos, and the Bronx Culture Collective.
WHEDCO / Bronx Music Heritage Center. Cutting-edge music has a deeply rooted history in the Bronx. Jazz legends, Hip Hop innovators, and a melting pot of sounds have proliferated in the borough for decades. While the music thrived, venues didn’t: over 20,000 live music seats in dozens of clubs and theaters were lost in the Bronx since the 1970s. Yet, to this day, artists from a wide array of cultural backgrounds make the Bronx their home, creating new work, collaborating across genres and generations, and innovating music forms in one of the most diverse counties in the nation. The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation will develop the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), a performance and community space to showcase and amplify the Bronx's rich musical legacy, scheduled for completion in 2017. In the meantime, the BMHC Lab is engaging artists and community members to gather, participate in performances, and express their vision for this new cultural facility. For more information: www.bronxmusic.org