Posted on 15 June 2018
by MMNY Staff
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The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) proudly leads their 4th annual parranda – the Puerto Rican tradition involving processions of carolers – throughout the Melrose section of the Bronx. 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. Each stop along the parranda will be a different casita, the little houses that evoke those of countryside in Puerto Rico, concluding at the casita renowned for its musical legacy, Rincón Criollo Centro Cultural, aka “La Casita de Chema.”
This program is co-sponsored by the Bronx Music Heritage Center, We Stay/Nos Quedamos Committee, Inc., Asociación Huerto y Cultura and the Bronx Cultural Collective.
WHEN & WHERE:
The precise meeting place and departure time will be announced soon, so please stay tuned!
HOW TO JOIN:
Just show up to join the parranda, and bring your own percussive instrument if you have one!
ABOUT 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 visit This Is Bronx Music.
ADDITIONAL CULTURAL PARTNERS:
Illustration by Kyle Lambert of Callout Creative