Plenatorium Ensemble Workshops – Class #4

Loisaida Inc. presents:

Plenatorium Ensemble Workshops (Pandero, Güiro & Plena Dance)


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Package includes: 4 Sessions, 1 Final presentation – 1pm, Four Saturdays, One Friday March 5 – March 26, 2016. at Loisaida Inc. Center. Transgenerational (ages 15+), bilingual friendly (Spanish, English)


Workshop schedule as follows:

– Saturday, March 5th: Class 1
one (1) hour of pandero instruction (basic seguidor, punteador & requinto),
one (1) hour of güiro instruction (basic rhythm & technique)
and one (1) hour of plena ensemble.

– Saturday, March 12th: Class 2
one (1) hour of pandero accompaniment instruction (seguidor, punteador & requinto for ensemble),
one (1) hour of güiro accompaniment instruction (rhythm & technique for ensemble)
and one (1) hour of plena ensemble.

– Saturday, March 19th: Class 3
one (1) hour ensemble and
one (1) hour of basic plena dance instruction

– Friday, March 25th: Class 4
two (2) hours of ensamble and
two (2) hours of plena dance instruction

– Saturday, March 26th: FINAL
plena Dance/Social with live plena ensemble


 

Plenatorium Ensemble Workshops – Class #3

Loisaida Inc. presents:

Plenatorium Ensemble Workshops (Pandero, Güiro & Plena Dance)


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Package includes: 4 Sessions, 1 Final presentation – 1pm, Four Saturdays, One Friday March 5 – March 26, 2016. at Loisaida Inc. Center. Transgenerational (ages 15+), bilingual friendly (Spanish, English)


Workshop schedule as follows:

– Saturday, March 5th: Class 1
one (1) hour of pandero instruction (basic seguidor, punteador & requinto),
one (1) hour of güiro instruction (basic rhythm & technique)
and one (1) hour of plena ensemble.

– Saturday, March 12th: Class 2
one (1) hour of pandero accompaniment instruction (seguidor, punteador & requinto for ensemble),
one (1) hour of güiro accompaniment instruction (rhythm & technique for ensemble)
and one (1) hour of plena ensemble.

– Saturday, March 19th: Class 3
one (1) hour ensemble and
one (1) hour of basic plena dance instruction

– Friday, March 25th: Class 4
two (2) hours of ensamble and
two (2) hours of plena dance instruction

– Saturday, March 26th: FINAL
plena Dance/Social with live plena ensemble


 

Plenatorium Ensemble Workshops – Class #2

Loisaida Inc. presents:

Plenatorium Ensemble Workshops (Pandero, Güiro & Plena Dance)


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Package includes: 4 Sessions, 1 Final presentation – 1pm, Four Saturdays, One Friday March 5 – March 26, 2016. at Loisaida Inc. Center. Transgenerational (ages 15+), bilingual friendly (Spanish, English)


Workshop schedule as follows:

– Saturday, March 5th: Class 1
one (1) hour of pandero instruction (basic seguidor, punteador & requinto),
one (1) hour of güiro instruction (basic rhythm & technique)
and one (1) hour of plena ensemble.

– Saturday, March 12th: Class 2
one (1) hour of pandero accompaniment instruction (seguidor, punteador & requinto for ensemble),
one (1) hour of güiro accompaniment instruction (rhythm & technique for ensemble)
and one (1) hour of plena ensemble.

– Friday, March 18th: Class 3
one (1) hour ensamble and
one (1) hour of basic plena dance instruction

– Saturday, March 19th: Class 4
two (2) hours of ensamble and
two (2) hours of plena dance instruction

– Saturday, March 26th: FINAL
plena Dance/Social with live plena ensemble


 

Plenatorium Ensemble Workshops – Class #1

Loisaida Inc. presents:

Plenatorium Ensemble Workshops (Pandero, Güiro & Plena Dance)


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Package includes: 4 Sessions, 1 Final presentation – 1pm, Four Saturdays, One Friday March 5 – March 26, 2016. at Loisaida Inc. Center. Transgenerational (ages 15+), bilingual friendly (Spanish, English)


Workshop schedule as follows:

– Saturday, March 5th: Class 1
one (1) hour of pandero instruction (basic seguidor, punteador & requinto),
one (1) hour of güiro instruction (basic rhythm & technique)
and one (1) hour of plena ensemble.

– Saturday, March 12th: Class 2
one (1) hour of pandero accompaniment instruction (seguidor, punteador & requinto for ensemble),
one (1) hour of güiro accompaniment instruction (rhythm & technique for ensemble)
and one (1) hour of plena ensemble.

– Saturday, March 19th: Class 3
one (1) hour ensamble and
one (1) hour of basic plena dance instruction

– Friday, March 25th: Class 4
two (2) hours of ensamble and
two (2) hours of plena dance instruction

– Saturday, March 26th: FINAL
plena Dance/Social with live plena ensemble


 

2016 Plenatorium Ensemble Workshops

Loisaida Inc. presents:

Plenatorium Ensemble Workshops (Pandero, Güiro & Plena Dance)


Register today: Eventbrite - Plenatorium Ensemble Workshops


Package includes: 4 Sessions, 1 Final presentation – 1pm, Four Saturdays, One Friday March 5 – March 26, 2016. at Loisaida Inc. Center. Transgenerational (ages 15+), bilingual friendly (Spanish, English)


Workshop schedule as follows:

Saturday, March 5th: Class 1
one (1) hour of pandero instruction (basic seguidor, punteador & requinto),
one (1) hour of güiro instruction (basic rhythm & technique)
and one (1) hour of plena ensemble.

Saturday, March 12th: Class 2
one (1) hour of pandero accompaniment instruction (seguidor, punteador & requinto for ensemble),
one (1) hour of güiro accompaniment instruction (rhythm & technique for ensemble)
and one (1) hour of plena ensemble.

Saturay, March 19th: Class 3
one (1) hour ensamble and
one (1) hour of basic plena dance instruction

Friday, March 25th: Class 4
two (2) hours of ensamble and
two (2) hours of plena dance instruction

Saturday, March 26th: FINAL
plena Dance/Social with live plena ensemble


 

Invisible Loisaida – Ideas City

IDEAS CITY

Part of the Street Program 12:00 -6:00pm

Loisaida Inc: Invisible Loisaida

The booth by Loisaida, Inc. will play with the visible and invisible tensions of rescued social spaces, their cultural output, and their lack of inclusion in the mainstream story line of the Lower East Side. Through a collaborative installation by resident artists Edgardo Tomás Larregui and Alejandro Epifanio, the booth will recreate the vernacular architecture of “seclusion” and social gathering elements of the traditional casita or urban community garden. Our casita also involves a strategy to render visible the reality of Loisaida, Inc., a social-cultural-artistic community (Latino/Puerto Rican Lower East Side), whose contributions to New York City and the downtown scene have usually remained unacknowledged, absent, and invisible to the hegemonic artistic and cultural narratives of New York City’s creative myth. The presentation will feature a listening station of oral histories by Laura Zelasnic, performances by ongoing Loisaida Center collaborators and projects: the Salvage Project; Flux Theater Ensemble; the Plenatorium, which nurtures and documents the “plena universe”; and Edwin Torres, a Nuyorican poet, performer, and downtown icon, who will explore the nonappearance of “No-isaida.”


A ONGOING programming throughout the day:

1. Display and live screen-printing of the templates and prints developed and produced through our workshop: Building Community Through the Arts, a partnership with Hester Street Collaborative.

2. Listening Station featuring oral histories focused on local Latino cultural and community organizations such as CHARAS and Loisaida, Inc., by Laura Zelasnic.

3. Visual Collaborative Installation(s) between artist collaborators of the Loisaida Center. The entire booth will act as an installation and visual collaboration between visual artist’s Alejandro Epifanio and Edgardo Larregui with the support of Urban Garden Center NYC.


B SCHEDULED programming by time-slots:

3:00 pm – The Salvage Project

Story circles facilitated by the Loisaida Center’s artistic residents Flux Theater Ensemble where community members will share the stories of a precious object and have their stories transformed by professional playwrights into short monologues.

http://www.fluxtheatre.org/2015/02/flux-announces-art-residency-loisaida-center/

4:00 pm – Edwin Torres:

“Nuyorican” (New York-Puerto Rican) poet-performer-sound artist and downtown icon will present work based on the Invisible Loisaida theme. Torres’s work bridges numerous downtown and Loisaida traditions and scenes, from the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church to the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and beyond. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Torres_(poet)

5:00pm – PLENATORIUM:

A project initiative of the Loisaida Center focused on the nurturing and documentation of the practice of Puerto Rican plena, a genre of popular traditional music, song and dance native to the island of Puerto Rico, but related to similar Afro-diasporic expressions throughout the Caribbean and commonly present within the casita/community garden culture.

Planetarium means a space for the plena-universe of activities such as forums, workshops, performances, and other forms of plena-focused sociocultural participation.

http://loisaida.org/plenatorium/


Invisible Loisaida was made possible by: 9C Community Garden – Northeast Avenue C & 9 Street


 

Taller de Plena Mayagüezana – 2nd Round

PLENA MAYAGÜEZANA WORKSHOP – 2nd Round –

COME JOIN US TO LEARN THIS UNIQUE VERY OLD STYLE OF PLENA!

APRIL 4TH – MAY 16TH

12:00 – 2:30 PM

AGES YEARS 18 +

This second series of workshops will consist of six sessions.These sessions will work on basic aspects of the plena mayaguezana, such as:

– Tuning of the hand drums (panderos) and proper care-taking of the leather head-drum. Afinacion de panderos y explicacion sobre el curao de los cueros

– Basic rhythm patterns of the main base hand-drum (pandereta hermana)

– Basic rhythm patterns of the second hand-drum (pandereta prima)

– Relationship between the prima and hermana drums.

– Specific hand techniques: ahogo, llorao, chachareo, tono, esplayao, caballo, golpe brocha/guiro, camapeneo

– Relationship and similitude to bomba rhythms.

– Palitos/clave

– Maraca

– Structure of some plena riffs and verses.

For more info and tickets HERE

Plena Workshop with Tito Matos in amity of Bomplenazo

The Loisaida Center presents:

Tito Matos

founder of: Viento de Agua

2014 Latin Grammy Awards Nominee.

Tito Matos is one of the most impressive requinto players of the plena tradition. He plays other percussion instruments: bomba barrels, congas, among others. He is the founder and director of Viento de Agua. He has previously recorded, played and toured with: Eddie Palmieri, David Sánchez, Miguel Zenón and Ricky Martin among many others. He is still a member of New York’s iconic bomba and plena ensemble Los Pleneros de la 21. Tito is the founder of Plenazos Callejeros a movement that takes plena to street corners in different Puerto Rican towns.


 

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 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Taller de Plena

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Master percussionist Tito Matos teaches a basic plena workshop suitable for all levels. The Puerto Rico native has traveled the world playing plena, an Afro Rican musical genre. Students will learn basic rithmic patterns from the traditional to the contemporary style of playing the hand held drum known as pandereta. 
 

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Bring your own Drum or Pandero.
 
All ages Welcomed!
 

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Screening of Plenazos Callejeros

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Documentary, followed by Q&A with producers and musicians

Plenazos Callejeros is a documentary about a movement that revolutionized Afro Puerto Rican musical genre: plena. Every month a bunch of pleneros would gather at a street corner to play and talk about music. The video takes viewers on a journey through the last 30 years of the plena tradition.

Director: Mariana Reyes Angleró

Producers: Mariana Reyes and Tito Matos for Viento de Agua Inc.

Editor: Juan C. Álvarez Lara