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's 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.
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, email Arts Education manager Jason Isaacs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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