Bronx Culture Collective

Bronx Culture Collective Preserving & Amplifying the Cultural DNA of the South Bronx. The Bronx Culture Collective (BxCC) is a network committed to preserving and amplifying the cultural community and legacy of the South Bronx.

Motto: Preserving & Amplifying the Cultural DNA of the South Bronx.

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In case you missed our People's Candidate Forum 3.0. Click below...Get to know the candidates for Bronx Borough Presiden...
06/22/2021
The People's Candidate Forum 3 0 - The Bronx is HIRING!

In case you missed our People's Candidate Forum 3.0. Click below...Get to know the candidates for Bronx Borough President: Fernando Cabrera, Vanessa L. Gibson, Nathalia Fernández, Sammy Ravelo, and Luis R. Sepulveda.

En caso de que se haya perdido nuestro Foro Popular de Candidatos 3.0. Haga click abajo...Conozca a los candidatos a presidente del condado del Bronx: Fernando Cabrera, Vanessa L. Gibson, Nathalia Fernández, Sammy Ravelo y Luis R. Sepulveda.

The People’s Candidate Forum 3.0 with candidates for Bronx Borough President including Fernando Cabrera, Vanessa L. Gibson, Nathalia Fernández, Sammy Ravelo,...

STAGE GARDEN RUMBA (SGR) IS BACK LIVE IN SOUTH BRONX COMMUNITY GARDENS FOR 2021 SEASON!ON JUNETEENTH, SATURDAY, JUNE 19,...
06/18/2021

STAGE GARDEN RUMBA (SGR) IS BACK LIVE IN SOUTH BRONX COMMUNITY GARDENS FOR 2021 SEASON!

ON JUNETEENTH, SATURDAY, JUNE 19, FROM 3PM TO 6PM, Nos Quedamos inaugurates another season of the Stage Garden Rumba (SGR) series—"Where Art Meets Green"—and this time around it's back LIVE for 2021!

Presented in partnership with Pregones/PRTT, SGR features theater, music, dance, literary, visual art, and social change makers of recognized merit. Our kickoff event honors and celebrates Afro Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena. Lineup includes Los Pleneros de La 21, Víctor Pablo Gaetán’s new music project Pafincar, David Hernaíz Concepción, Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera with Bomplenazo, and more!

3:00 pm – Los Pleneros de la 21 – LP21 is the premier music group of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena music in the U.S., giving arts learning programs in NY & touring worldwide since 1983. Founded by National Heritage Fellow, Juan Gutiérrez.

3:40 pm – Bámbula Project – Alex “Apolo” Ayala’s Bámbula project is a vibrant and dynamic fusion of Afro-Puerto Rican “Bomba” rhythms with Jazz. A unique musical celebration of Afro-Boricua heritage and culture.

4:15 pm – PaFincar – Practitioners, lovers, and followers of Boricua music and culture convene to partake in this new group. Homegrown in the Island, seasoned in the Diaspora, with hints of urban delight, serving bomba Pafincar. With Victor Pablo Gaetán, Clara Díaz, Fernando García and Gabe Globus.
5:00 pm (Indoor & online) – “Pintando Figuras” Puerto Rican Visual Artists’ take on Bomba and Plena – Artist dialogue organized by Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera. Moderated by Mariana Reyes with Martín García, Güillo Cruz “Króniko Arte”, and Agua, Sol y Sereno. Co-presented with Bomplenazo and Hostos Community College CUNY. RSVP required for this indoor panel.

Complete SGR seasonal lineup (and RSVP link)at: pregonesprtt.org/sgr2021

All are welcome and asked to observe common courtesy and Covid-19 safety measures.

FREE as always!



SAVE THESE STAGE GARDEN RUMBA DATES:
- JUNE 19th, Pregones Garden, 575 Walton Avenue
- JUNE 21st, Lou Gehrig Plaza, 851 Grand Concourse – Open Culture with 161 Street BID
- JUNE 26th, Willis Avenue Garden, 401 E 143 Street
- JULY 10th, Sunshine Garden, 1768 Bryant Avenue
- JULY 17th, La Finca del Sur, 175 East 138 Street
- JULY 24th, Brook Park, Brook Avenue and E 141 Street
AUGUST and SEPTEMBER dates in formation.

STAGE GARDEN RUMBA (SGR) IS BACK LIVE IN SOUTH BRONX COMMUNITY GARDENS FOR 2021 SEASON!

ON JUNETEENTH, SATURDAY, JUNE 19, FROM 3PM TO 6PM, Nos Quedamos inaugurates another season of the Stage Garden Rumba (SGR) series—"Where Art Meets Green"—and this time around it's back LIVE for 2021!

Presented in partnership with Pregones/PRTT, SGR features theater, music, dance, literary, visual art, and social change makers of recognized merit. Our kickoff event honors and celebrates Afro Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena. Lineup includes Los Pleneros de La 21, Víctor Pablo Gaetán’s new music project Pafincar, David Hernaíz Concepción, Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera with Bomplenazo, and more!

3:00 pm – Los Pleneros de la 21 – LP21 is the premier music group of Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena music in the U.S., giving arts learning programs in NY & touring worldwide since 1983. Founded by National Heritage Fellow, Juan Gutiérrez.

3:40 pm – Bámbula Project – Alex “Apolo” Ayala’s Bámbula project is a vibrant and dynamic fusion of Afro-Puerto Rican “Bomba” rhythms with Jazz. A unique musical celebration of Afro-Boricua heritage and culture.

4:15 pm – PaFincar – Practitioners, lovers, and followers of Boricua music and culture convene to partake in this new group. Homegrown in the Island, seasoned in the Diaspora, with hints of urban delight, serving bomba Pafincar. With Victor Pablo Gaetán, Clara Díaz, Fernando García and Gabe Globus.
5:00 pm (Indoor & online) – “Pintando Figuras” Puerto Rican Visual Artists’ take on Bomba and Plena – Artist dialogue organized by Julia Gutiérrez-Rivera. Moderated by Mariana Reyes with Martín García, Güillo Cruz “Króniko Arte”, and Agua, Sol y Sereno. Co-presented with Bomplenazo and Hostos Community College CUNY. RSVP required for this indoor panel.

Complete SGR seasonal lineup (and RSVP link)at: pregonesprtt.org/sgr2021

All are welcome and asked to observe common courtesy and Covid-19 safety measures.

FREE as always!



SAVE THESE STAGE GARDEN RUMBA DATES:
- JUNE 19th, Pregones Garden, 575 Walton Avenue
- JUNE 21st, Lou Gehrig Plaza, 851 Grand Concourse – Open Culture with 161 Street BID
- JUNE 26th, Willis Avenue Garden, 401 E 143 Street
- JULY 10th, Sunshine Garden, 1768 Bryant Avenue
- JULY 17th, La Finca del Sur, 175 East 138 Street
- JULY 24th, Brook Park, Brook Avenue and E 141 Street
AUGUST and SEPTEMBER dates in formation.

The Bronx Culture Collective (BxCC) supports the campaign STOP ASIAN HATE and joins Concerned AsAm Citizens of NYC - CAA...
03/12/2021

The Bronx Culture Collective (BxCC) supports the campaign STOP ASIAN HATE and joins Concerned AsAm Citizens of NYC - CAAC NYC in stemming the rise in violence against Asian Americans and the extended Pan Asian community/diaspora. Follow the "TO DO" list provided below and don't hesitate to report any incidents you may hear about or witness. We stand in solidarity with our Asian sisters and brothers.

#StopAsianHate #CAACNYC

The Bronx Culture Collective (BxCC) supports the campaign STOP ASIAN HATE and joins Concerned AsAm Citizens of NYC - CAAC NYC in stemming the rise in violence against Asian Americans and the extended Pan Asian community/diaspora. Follow the "TO DO" list provided below and don't hesitate to report any incidents you may hear about or witness. We stand in solidarity with our Asian sisters and brothers.

#StopAsianHate #CAACNYC

TONIGHT: PREGONES' SPOTLIGHT - 7:30PM - FEATURING: EDWIN PAGÁN“Looking and seeing are two different things. When you loo...
09/21/2020

TONIGHT: PREGONES' SPOTLIGHT - 7:30PM - FEATURING: EDWIN PAGÁN

“Looking and seeing are two different things. When you look at the world one way and are trying to get around, that's that. But when you begin to see differences —the truth in your environment, people, how they interact— then you start getting a different consciousness about how you can document the community.” –Edwin Pagán

EPISODE 5 features lifelong visual/media artists with roots in The Bronx: Edwin Pagán is a photographer, filmmaker, and cultural activist with decades of experience as a maker, organizer, and advocate. His credits include leadership roles with Bronx Council on the Arts, Black Filmmaker Foundation, and NALIP/National Association of Latino Independent Producers. He is co-founder of PAX and Seis del Sur, undoing stereotypes by circulating authentic visual documents of the South Bronx. He is Founder In Chief of LatinHorror.com.

Melisa Ramos is a filmmaker, curator, and instructor with wide ranging experience in media production from concept to distribution. She is an award-winning digital artist/animator, and co-creator of 21 Islands International Short Film Fest, Bronx Film Wednesdays, and Short Cut NYC Cinemafest. She holds an M.A. in Film & Advertising, numerous credits include ESPN, HITN, HandMade, EContent, and more. She recently premiered a new music video for Puerto Rican indie band Bayamonster.

WAYS TO WATCH:
Pregones/PRTT
—Facebook Live: www.facebook.com/pregonesprtt
—Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/pregonesprtt
—YouTube: www.bit.ly/PregonesPRTT-YouTube
BronxNET TV
—Cable: 69 Optimum
—Cable: 2135 FIOS
—Web: www.bronxnet.org/watch/Ch4

TONIGHT: Pregones/PRTT’s 'SPOTLIGHT: CREATIVES AT WORK,' a new series that offers inspiration plus provocations from per...
08/24/2020

TONIGHT: Pregones/PRTT’s 'SPOTLIGHT: CREATIVES AT WORK,' a new series that offers inspiration plus provocations from performing artists and mediamakers of color, all agents of positive social change. FREE ONLINE on Mondays starting August 24th.

The series kicks off with photographers Joe Conzo, heralded by NYT as “The Man Who Took Hip-Hop’s Baby Pictures,” and Marisol Díaz-Gordon, awarded photojournalist, teaching faculty at CUNY City College, and former program director at En Foco, leader of cultural diversity in photography. SPOTLIGHT episodes will broadcast for free on Facebook Live, Vimeo, YouTube, and on BronxNet Community Television cable and web channels. Details at: WWW.PREGONESPRTT.ORG.

UPCOMING PROFILES:
- August 31 – Julia Gutiérrez (Folk Arts, Bomba y Plena)
- September 7 – Víctor Pablo Gaetán, Gabo Lugo (Music)
- September 14 – Milteri Tucker, Alethea Pace, Richard Rivera (Dance, Choreography)
- September 21 – Edwin Pagán, Melisa Ramos (Film, Media, Photography)
- September 28 – Caridad de La Luz, José Joaquín García (Theater, Music, Performance)
- October 5 – Janilka Romero, Chris Cancel Pomales (Theater)
October 12 – Javier Gómez, Juan Carlos García Padilla (Film, Media)
- October 19 – Álvaro Benavides, Waldo Chávez, Desmar Guevara, Nicky Laboy (Music)
- October 26 – Chad Carstarphen, Cedric Leiba Jr. (Theater, Music, Performance)

HOW TO TUNE IN:
Pregones/PRTT
Facebook Live: Pregones / PRTT
Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/pregonesprtt
YouTube: www.bit.ly/PregonesPRTT-YouTube
BronxNET TV
Cable: 69 Optimum
Cable: 2135 FIOS
Web: www.bronxnet.org/watch/

STREAMING FREE ONLINE TONIGHT at 7:30PM (EST): Pregones/PRTT's 'REMOJO' Continues!! • RSVP now to receive secure log-in ...
08/03/2020

STREAMING FREE ONLINE TONIGHT at 7:30PM (EST): Pregones/PRTT's 'REMOJO' Continues!! • RSVP now to receive secure log-in information via private email.

https://pregonesprtt.org/remojo-2020-online/

FEATURING:
TORCHED! — Drawing from testimony by those who lived through the devastation, this new Latinx musical busts the myth that the people of The Bronx set their own homes, businesses, schools, and houses of worship on fire in the 1970s. Written by Rosalba Rolón with music by Desmar Guevara. Featuring Álvaro Benavides, Rosal Colón, Caridad de La Luz, Desmar Guevara, Gabo Lugo, and Omar Pérez.

STELLER SHORTS — Selections from the 21 Islands International Short Film Fest, curated by Melisa Ramos: The Bathtub, directed by Jonay García from Tenerife. Noon Express, directed by Alberto Martín from Cuba.

SOLFEST KICK-OFF CONVERSATIONS — SolFest 2020: Virtual Edition producer and director Adriana Gaviria, and fellow artists of The Sol Project, get the fest started with thoughts about producing uncompromisingly relevant Latinx theater in times of pandemic.

STREAMING TONIGHT at 7:30 PM Eastern Time: Pregones/PRTT's "REMOJO," a digital sneak peek at works-in-progress by Latinx...
07/27/2020

STREAMING TONIGHT at 7:30 PM Eastern Time: Pregones/PRTT's "REMOJO," a digital sneak peek at works-in-progress by Latinx artists. RSVP now by submitting online form in advance of each event, and receive secure log-in information via private email.

https://pregonesprtt.org/remojo-2020-online/

FEATURING:
UNTIL RAY — Three friends come together for a celebration and get more than they first expected. Inspired by Nicholasa Mohr’s short story “A New Window Display” from her book El Bronx Remembered. Written and directed by Sol Crespo and featuring Chad Carstarphen, Dominic Colón, and Omar Pérez.

NOMBRE EN PROCESO — This Puerto Rican music collective uses improvisation technique as base for creations that draw from Boricua folklore, rock, classical, and jazz influences. The group’s name translates as Name In Process. Led by Yaraní del Valle and featuring Dalziel López, Ricardo Soto, William Torres, and Joe Louis Vázquez.

TONIGHT: JULY 6th at 7:30PMGENTE: Our partnwers at Pregones/PRTT are rolling out its 2020-2021 Season with new online co...
07/06/2020

TONIGHT: JULY 6th at 7:30PM

GENTE: Our partnwers at Pregones/PRTT are rolling out its 2020-2021 Season with new online content every Monday night starting July 6th.

REMOJO, the company’s recurring sneak peek at works in progress goes digital, giving audiences a chance to get up close and personal with Latinx theater, music, dance, and film/media artists. Events will broadcast for free on website, Zoom, and social media platforms. RSVP at WWW.PREGONESPRTT.ORG.

FIRST UP: Enrico Caruso and Other Disasters – Precious Quiet Things I Call My Own. A bilingual tribute to acclaimed Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, crafted in the singer-songwriter style of Latin American nueva canción and nueva trova. Written and performed by Don Rodríguez Gómez Rosa and featuring guest pianist Desmar Guevara.

This will be complimented by 'Old Habits,' a short film directed Mary Musolino. Synopsis: "A beach-side change-room becomes a confessional for two sisters, who are forced to decide if they have the strength to endure their respective marriages or the courage to leave." Australia. 2020 Jury Award: Best Short at the 21 Islands International Short Film Fest, curated by Melisa Ramos.

Other REMOJO dates include July 13th, 20th, 27th, and August 3rd. For the full details of this exciting performance series, point your browser to

https://pregonesprtt.org/remojo-2020-online

HIPNESS HALLOWEEN ALERT!!!In 1931, Dracula was being filmed during the day. At night in the same studio, a Mexican versi...
10/01/2019

HIPNESS HALLOWEEN ALERT!!!
In 1931, Dracula was being filmed during the day. At night in the same studio, a Mexican version was filmed. Come see the original DRACULA in Spanish, accompanied by a live music score composed by BMHC Co-Artistic Director Bobby Sanabria & PROJECT X! At the place to be, the BMHC!!!

STAGE GARDEN RUMBA #8Saturday, September 28th from 2-6pm.575 Walton Avenue (between 149 & 150 Streets)Download flier: ht...
09/25/2019
nosquedamos.org

STAGE GARDEN RUMBA #8
Saturday, September 28th from 2-6pm.
575 Walton Avenue (between 149 & 150 Streets)

Download flier: https://nosquedamos.org/sgr2019-flyer-sep28

Performances by Pregones/PRTT Ensemble in scenes from upcoming new musical ¡GUARACHA!, Jorge Vázquez Bomba Y Plena, Caridad “La Bruja” de La Luz, Mazarte Dance Company, Mariachi Real de México, Vir-Amicus DJ Music, North of Division X, Simply Rob, Jani Rose, and J.F. Seary!

Featured activists include Esperanza Martell, Fitzroy Christian, Frank Antonio Hiraldo, and more!

This is an issue we have been watching closely and have discussed the last two meetings of the Collective.It is going to...
08/15/2019
Community Garden Volunteers Fear Rule Changes Herald End Of Oases

This is an issue we have been watching closely and have discussed the last two meetings of the Collective.

It is going to affect how people interact in community gardens, as well as how artists can utilize these community spaces. This ultimately impacts our distinct South Bronx cultural verisimilitude, as we all have gardens in our regional neighborhoods.

Community garden volunteers are gearing up for a fight against the city's new rules for how they operate.

A VERY important gathering to discuss a VERY troubling issue developing in our green spaces. Please SHARE!Download flier...
05/15/2019
nosquedamos.org

A VERY important gathering to discuss a VERY troubling issue developing in our green spaces. Please SHARE!

Download flier: https://nosquedamos.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/NYCCGC-Townhall_5-18-2019.pdf

48 HOURS IN… EL BRONX6 playwrights, 6 directors, 18 actors, and images by Seis Del Sur -- Get On The Train! Bronx Storie...
04/04/2019
48 Hours In... El Bronx | April 2019 | Pregones/PRTT

48 HOURS IN… EL BRONX
6 playwrights, 6 directors, 18 actors, and images by Seis Del Sur -- Get On The Train! Bronx Stories!

Get On The Train! Bronx Stories — 6 playwrights, 6 directors, 18 actors — 6 urgent short plays created in an intensive burst of creative collaboration!

Gente, Join us this coming Friday, December 21st for this year's annual Melrose Holiday Parranda! And bring your musical...
12/19/2018

Gente,

Join us this coming Friday, December 21st for this year's annual Melrose Holiday Parranda! And bring your musical instruments and join in the festive merriment through the streets of Melrose, as we make stops at five community gardens and Casitas.

NO BRONX JAILSA note to our electeds: if you side with building a jail in The Bronx, we will come for you where you work...
10/02/2018

NO BRONX JAILS
A note to our electeds: if you side with building a jail in The Bronx, we will come for you where you work, live, and during the next and all elections. No way around it. ¡PUNTO! Sign the community's petition —

http://www.nojaildeblasio.com

#nobronxjails #cellout

Fantastic Stories: "Story Graphics" for Comic Books, Graphics Novels and Storyboards.
08/29/2018

Fantastic Stories: "Story Graphics" for Comic Books, Graphics Novels and Storyboards.

"Story Graphics" for Comic Books, Graphics Novels and Storyboards.

Workshop facilitated by Mario Menjivar. Co-sponsored in partnership with The Point CDC and YUCA Arts.

08/08/2018
My cubicle roomie and I celebrating my 2nd year as program manager of the Bronx Culture Collective (BxCC)! #bronxDNA
05/16/2018

My cubicle roomie and I celebrating my 2nd year as program manager of the Bronx Culture Collective (BxCC)! #bronxDNA

SATURDAY, MAY 5TH ~ 2-6PMLos Pleneros de la 21, Flaco Navaja, Daniel Irizarry, Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Company,...
05/04/2018

SATURDAY, MAY 5TH ~ 2-6PM
Los Pleneros de la 21, Flaco Navaja, Daniel Irizarry, Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Company, Urayoán Noel, The Mona Passage (Bonafide Rojas & Vincent J. Ramírez), and Pregones' Ensemble, among others. It's an entirely family-friendly showcase so please feel free to bring all your loved ones. PLUS, I have it on good authority that a couple of magical Vejigantes might be making a special appearance! But please don't tell the kids -- that's our little secret. ;)

+ 4 activists/organizers who will share why their Bronx “Boogies.”

Mili Bonilla, Edwin Figueroa, Wanda Salaman & Rafael Ocasio Barreto.

And it's all GRATIS, my people.

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