Sustaining Cultures Program: Made in NYC


May Sumak Reception

 The 4th Annual May Sumak: Quichwa Film Showcase for a special Made In NYC sponsored reception!

Made in NYC: Olas de Bomba y Plena Part II

Again live from Pregones in the South Bronx, this dynamic program will be presented in partnership with Los Pleneros de la 21’s En El Patio series, and include a full length concert following a special panel discussion with the musicians led by Dr. Cesar Colon Montijo. With a lineup that includes both Los Pleneros de la 21 and Redobles de Cultura, come experience four decades and three generations of bomba and plena in our City that never sleeps. 

Fiesta “Patronal” Bronxmanta

After their Manhattan debut, we will head up to the Bronx and continue the party raymi style with a huayno and cumbia dance workshop, Kichwa Hatari Radio, and live musical performance!

La Patronal Live in NYC

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance is proud to partner with Drom NYC and Odelia Music to present La Patronal, a unique brass band rooted in the traditions of the ‘fiestas populares’ and ‘patronales’ from the Andes in South America.

Jewish Silk Road Tours™: Bukharian Community Tour in Queens, NY

A walking/bus tour of several fascinating neighborhoods in Queens, NY; also known as Registan Park (Rego Park) and Bukharian Broadway (Forest Hills). Learn about the Jewish community that has lived along the Silk Road for over 2000 years, in cities such as Samarkand, Dushanbe and Tashkent. Now largely resettled in diasporic enclaves in Queens and Israel, we’ll explore how community members continue to preserve unique Central Asian traditions while creating one of New York’s most vibrant contemporary Jewish communities.

Olas de Bomba y Plena

An interactive performance and cultural conversation moderated by Dr. Cesar Colon Montijo will explore Nuyorican community history, diasporic sounds, transmission of tradition and next generation practitioners gaining momentum within the community and beyond.

Silk Road Tea House: An Evening of Bukharian Jewish Culture

This vibrant musical evening celebrates one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world – Bukharians. Hailing from the Uzbek city of Bukhar, this tight-knit community has resided in Central Asia from over two millennia. Today, 70,000 Bukharians have immigrated to the United States – and 50,000 have settled in Queens.

Made in NYC: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of CTMD

For this 50th birthday celebration, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance calls upon some of its favorite artists—many of whom got their start with CTMD—for an eclectic, energetic afternoon of music reflecting the diversity of New York City’s neighborhoods.