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Parranda con Paranda: A Puerto Rican & Garifuna Holiday Celebration

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Celebrate the holiday season at the Bronx Music Heritage Center with holiday traditions from two of the Bronx's distinct Latino communities: Puerto Rican and Garifuna.

Puerto Rican communities ring in the holidays with the cuernos tradition and vejigante masks, and Garifuna communities do it with charikanari and piamanadi traditions.

This event features music by Lucy Blanco, James Lovell, Jorge Vasquez, Felix Gamboa, multi-Grammy nominated percussionist Bobby Sanabria, and many others.


Bronx Music Heritage Center
1303 Louis Niñé Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10459

For more information, please contact us at emartinez@whedco.org or 917-557-2354.


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Chase Scheinbaum

is a student at the Columbia Journalism School, covering the Highbridge section of Bronx. Before coming to Columbia he worked as a staff reporter for a midsize daily newspaper in Western Massachusetts, and a freelance writer for regional magazines and a daily newspaper there.