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Jorge Arce & Raiz de Plena

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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.


Demo video from 2011 Jolgorio Navideño at the Boston Convention Center (Navidad by Jorge Arce © 2006):

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: