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Jorge Arce & Raiz de Plena

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2017 ArtBeat designer Nicole Anguish/Daykamp Creative

Jorge Arce & Raiz de Plena


Saturday, July 15 2:00 PM


Seven Hills Park , Somerville

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Jorge Arce and his group, Raiz de Plena, features Comparsa Boricua with Bomba music and dancers, stilt walkers, and masqueraders in parades with a Carnival flavor. Their traditional plena music concerts include percussion, trumpets and trombones, and audience participation in the form of lots of call-and-response chants! Raiz de Plena has made over 1,000 appearances at colleges, conferences, schools, art centers, fairs, and community centers throughout the Northeast, the United States, and Puerto Rico.

Website: www.jorgearce.org

Demo video from 2011 Jolgorio Navideño at the Boston Convention Center (Navidad by Jorge Arce © 2006): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrCZqtiC17Y&feature=related

Demo video from Two-month Puerto-Rican-Plena Music and Dance Workshop at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, South End, Boston (Background music by Raíz de Plena: " Bailala" (Dance it) Composer: Rafael Concepción © 2006 plena arranged by Jorge Arce © 2006: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qprSLqKmmt8