La Sala de Pepe y Foto Espacio
73 Loisaida Ave, New York, NY 10009
Women in Bomba, a conversation with Pepe:
For this part of the Women in Bomba series, in collaboration with La Sala de Pepe & Foto Espacio, we sit down with Yasmar Cruz, a Puerto Rican artist, educator, and dancer based out of New York City and founder of Danzartes, Inc.
For this part of the Women in Bomba series, in collaboration with La Sala de Pepe & Foto Espacio, we sit down with Oxil Febles, an NYC-based Afro-Puerto Rican dancer, folklorist, performer, educator, curator, and founder of O Team, Inc.
“Ninety-nine percent of this collection is what I collected in the years since I came to New York in 1971,” he said. “There were record shops in the 14th Street subway station, on Clinton and Delancey streets. Some of them were like holes in the wall. I mean, you come out with two bags of record shop, two bags, shopping bags on records for like $2.” The owners of those shops had no idea that the records would ultimately become collectors’ items, and they began calling Pepe to come over and pick them up.”
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La Sala de Pepe y Foto Espacio is supported in part by a generous donation from the Julio Martinez Memorial Fund and the Acacia Network. Women in Bomba is produced by Loisaida, Inc. through the Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Immigrant Initiative in partnership with the New York City Council and the Manhattan City Council Office of Councilmember Marte and Councilmember Rivera.