Performance by NEA National Heritage Fellow and Guinean master drummer and dancer Sidiki Conde and his group Tokounou!
Sustaining Cultures Program: Made in NYC
The 4th Annual May Sumak: Quichwa Film Showcase for a special Made In NYC sponsored reception!
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.
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.
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.
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.