Arts at the Palace in Hamilton will host a free community engagement workshop followed by a concert featuring Los Pleneros de la 21 in September.
Attendees can learn to dance and drum from a team of world-renowned LP21 artists at 7 p.m. Sept. 27. LP21 will guide and engage participants through an informative and interactive session of Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena chants, dance and drumming components.
The concert follows at 8 p.m. Sept. 28. The LP21 ensemble, an exceptional mix of Puerto Rican folk masters and professional musicians, are all united in their common cause to expose the importance of traditional Puerto Rican music.
They have pioneered the road for Bomba and Plena performance and are responsible for expanding platforms for continued performance, learning and the presentation of Bomba and Plena—paving the way for many other musicians who now share their stage.
LP21′s landmark community-based cultural and educational programs, such as Bomba and Plena Community Workshops for adult and kids, Bomba and Plena in the house for New York City school children, and Cultural Legacy Programs, have created a common space for the recognition, education and practice of Puerto Rican culture and identity.
Their programs have educated thousands of individuals, young and old, and inspired dozens of performing groups and aspiring musicians to become leaders in their own right as they carry Bomba and Plena into the future for generations to come.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for college students with valid ID or $15 for youth.
This engagement of Los Pleneros de la 21 is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The performance is also sponsored by Colgate University’s Department of Theater.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call 315-824-1420 or visit artsatthepalace.org.