May 5 , — JULY 29, 2023

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JUNE 9-JULY 29, 2024

Read about LOS PLENEROS DE LA 21 (LP21)

El IMAGINARIO DE LOS PLENEROS DE LA 21 was a distinctive photographic exhibition that showcased the visual narratives of New York’s Bomba and Plena Ambassadors to the World. (https://www.losplenerosdela21.org/) From notable photographers to candid community captures to distinguished graphic and visual artists, Los Pleneros de la 21’s performances, programs, musicians, and the experiences they have crafted for four decades have been a source of inspiration for many culture bearers, Bomba and Plena practitioners, and the Puerto Rican community in New York City. Join Juan J. Gutiérrez, Founder/Director of Los Pleneros de la 21, and other members as they give light and share stories around the group’s 40-year trajectory and the vision behind the photography exhibit. Hear personal memories and reflections of the pleneres and bomberes who have led the helm and played the songs that cemented the Bomba and Plena landscape of New York—moderated by Elena Martínez, followed by a Q&A with the audience, facilitated by Ray Laur.

LA FAMILIA DE LOS PLENEROS DE LA 21

Francis Acevedo • Marinieves Alba • Obanilú Allende • Alejo Allende • Alexander “Apolo” Ayala • José “Pepito” Argüeyes • Bienvenido “Benny” Avala • Carlos Avala • Luis Avala • Miguel Meñique Barcasnegras • Jainardo Batista • Javier Bayrón • Sandra Bell • Luis Bonilla • Leenda Bonilla • Nelson Cabassa • Eric Canales • Anthony Carrillo • Michael Carrillo • Billy Carrión • Juan Cartagena • Jorge Castro • Alberto “Tito” Cepeda • Roberto Cepeda • Crystal Chaparro • Waldo Chávez • Henry Cole • Guillermo Colón • Yelimara Concepción • Luis Cordero • Indira Córdova • Luis Cruz • Frank Cruz • Zaccai Curtis • Jacqueline Davies • Reynaldo de Jesus • Linda Delerme • María Dones • Wallace Edgecombe • Carlos Espada • Miriam Félix • Joseph Fiedler • Benjamín Flores • Miguel Angel Flores • Juan Flores • Fernando García • Victor Pablo García Gaetán • Sandra García Rivera • Juan Gerena • Edsel Gómez • Andrew González • Nelson Matthew “Mateo” González • Leonardo Govin • Desmar Guevara • José A. Gutiérrez-Rivera • Julia Loíza Gutiérrez-Rivera • Ashleigh Hendrix • Roberto Heredia • Norka Hernandez • Dennis Hernández • Oscar Hérnandez • Ricardo Isaac • Héctor Jimenez • Reynaldo Jorge • Nicholas Laboy • Juan G. Lacunza Pérez • José Lantígua • Alexander LaSalle • Paola Lebrón Fernández • Yesenia Lebrón-Romero • Marcos López • LeAna López • René López • José Lovell • Gabriel “Gabo” Lugo • Carlos Maldonado • Eduardo Maldonado • Cynthia Inés Mangual • Annette Márquez • Nilsa Márquez • Rebecca Márquez • Roberto Marrero • Héctor Martignon • Dan Martínez • Ivette Martínez • Pablo Martínez • Pedro “Ray” Martínez • Elena Martínez • Kyle Matthews • Héctor Rene “Tito” Matos • Pablo Mayor • Frances Medina • Johnny Millán • Edgardo Miranda • Camilo Molina Gaetán • Mercedes Molina • Yazmín Morales- Vicente • Víctor Muñiz Velázquez • Peter Nater • Alejandro Negrón • Donald Nicks • Kárenly Nieves • Erik Noel Rosado • José Olivo Baez • Pablo “Gallito” Ortiz • José Arturo Ortiz. Manuel ‘Manny’ Ortiz • Michael Pacheco • Edwin Pagán • Luis Pagán • Juan A. “Papo” Pepín • Kaila Paulino • Pedro Pedraza. José Isales Pepín Martínez • Luis E. Perdomo • Pedro Pérez • Sarai Pérez • Marcus Persiani • Ricardo Pons • Gabriela Pons-Burgos • Yosvany Prado-González • Juan Quiñones • Eugenia Ramos • Hommy Ramos • Luis Ramos • Ivan Renta • Manuel Cruz Reverón • Marcial Reyes Arvelo • Ángel Rivera • Aurelio Rivera • Francisco “Paquito” Rivera • José Antonio Rivera • Helen Rivera. Osvaldo A. “Flaco Navaja” Rivera • Ramón Rivera • Victor Rivera • José “Ari’ Rivera • Raquel Rivera • Luz Celenia Rivera Fontán • David Rodríguez • Hector Rodríguez • Luis Rodríguez • Ray Rodríguez • Ricardo Rodríguez • Robert Rodríguez • Rubén Rodríguez •David “Cortijo” Rosario • Cassandra Rosario • Nelson Seda • Mickey Sierra • Roberta Singer • José M. Chema Soto • Carlos Suárez • Nellie Tanco • Sam “Sammy” Tanco • Alberto Toro, Jr. • Alejandro Torres • Carlos “Tato” Torres • Geraldo Torres • Mayra Torres • Sixto “Ivan” Torres • Juan Manuel Usera • Aldemar Valentín • Verónica Valentín-Mojica • Miguel Vargas • Angel “Papo” Vázquez • Jorge Vázquez • Víctor Vázquez • Arturo Velasco. Víctor Vélez • Francisco Vélez • Elio Villafranca • Richard Viruet • Juan José “Juango” Gutiérrez Rodríguez

MUSIC in this video by LP21. Stream and enjoy Los Pleneros del La 21 from SPOTIFY or Hi-Definition TIDAL.

PHOTOGRAPHY in this video by: Máximo Rafael Colón, Martha Cooper,  Marisol Díaz, LP21 photo archive, Tom Ehrlich, and  Edwin Pagán.

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO:  September 12, 2020 – January 17, 2021

TALLER BORICUA: A POLITICAL PRINTSHOP IN NEW YORK
*Online Exhibition*

Taller Boricua Gallery

1680 Lexington Ave.

New York, NewYork, 10029

RT Printmakers Studio

Visits  by Appointment 121 East 106 Street

212-831-4333

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Taller Boricua Board of  Directors

Marcos Dimas

Executive Director

Dan Comas

Chairman of the Board

Nitza Tufiño

Secretary

Jose Carrero

Treasurer

Ethan Casey

Humberto Cintron

William Cruz Colon

Roger Hernanadez

Hiram Vidal, Esq.

All programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development, UMEZ Cultural Aid Fund, the NYC Council Deputy Speaker, Hon. Diana Ayala and the Puerto Rican Workshop Inc..

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MAY 5 -JULY 29, 2023

ARTIST TALK This Sat 3pm

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MAY 5 -JULY 29, 2023

ARTIST TALK This Sat 3pm

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