ARTURO O’FARRILL and CASITA MARIA CENTER FOR ARTS & EDUCATION are proud to present BLITZ, a new Bronx-based Latin Jazz ensemble that will be performing in untraditional venues throughout the South Bronx.
The musicians that form BLITZ are ARTURO O’FARRILL, WILL CALHOUN, BAM BAM RODRÍGUEZ, ALEJANDRO AVILÉS and KALI RODRÍGUEZ-PENA. This cultural initiative and free concerts are made possible by the DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION and are open to the public and for all ages.
Every Saturday Casita Maria dance teacher MILTERI TUCKER and BOMBAZO DANCE COMPANY teach Bomba dance classes and Bomba drumming classes for youth (ages 11-14) at 10 AM and 11 AM, respectively. At the dance class, students learn dances of the Caribbean Diaspora such as Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba, Afro-Cuban and Haitian dances coupled with a strong foundation in ballet, jazz and modern dance. The drumming class teaches students how to play African, Bomba, Haitian and Cuban rhythms. For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To celebrate our 80th Anniversary we are looking 80 reasons why the members of our community love Casita Maria. Show your appreciation to Casita Maria by sending us your photo with your reason to love Casita, just like the one you see here. We will post your photo on our website and social media. For more information send an email to email@example.com