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3rd Annual Fiesta Puertorriqueña ¡Parranda Navideña 2019! // Berkeley

¡Batey Boricua! Fundraiser for Puerto Rico // Berkeley

Hosted by La Peña Cultural Center and 2 others
Today at 4 PM – 7 PM
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94705.

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La Peña Cultural Center & the Bay Area Bomba y Plena Workshop present:

The 3rd Annual Fiesta Puertorriqueña
¡Parranda Navideña 2019!

Sunday, December 8, 2019 4pm-7pm
*Doors open at 3:15pm

Kids Ticket: $5 Kids & Youth under 18 years old
General Admission: $15 Advance / $20 Door
(Please note: there is a $2 Credit Card fee at the door per ticket)


Join the Puerto Rican community at La Peña for a family-friendly Parranda Navideña!

This special event features LIVE MUSIC by La Mixta Criolla; PERFORMANCES by the Bay Area Bomba y Plena Workshop’s Youth Ensemble, DJ JOSÉ RUIZ spinning salsa y más, and a special FOOD POP-UP by Sol Food Restaurant! (MENU COMING SOON). Get here early to ensure a plate!

Thank you Sol Food for donating 50% of food sales to La Peña Cultural Center’s end of year fundraiser!

Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun! Bring your dancing shoes and come hungry!



3:15pm-4:00pm: DJ José Ruiz
4pm-4:45pm The Bay Area Bomba y Plena Workshop’s Youth Ensemble
4:45pm-5:15pm DJ José Ruiz
5:15pm-6:15pm La Mixta Criolla
6:15pm-7pm DJ José Ruiz

SOL FOOD MENU COMING SOON! Vegan and meat options will be available.

La Peña will have also have a bar serving coquito (virgin and alcoholic options) and other drinks!

Inspired in the rich and soulful music of Puerto Rico and the greater Caribbean, La Mixta Criolla’s sound is based on the mix of “cueros, cuerdas y voces” (skins, strings, and vocals). The group’s repertoire of originals and funky renditions of traditional tunes, features a variety of swinging Caribbean grooves, from plena, bomba, guaracha jíbara, seis and aguinaldo, to merengue, son, rumba, cumbia and salsa.

Featuring Román “Ito” Carrillo on bongó, panderos, barriles and vocals; Camilo Landao on cuatro guitar and vocals; Ayla Dávila on bass and vocals; Javier Navarrette on timbales, cajón and vocals; and Héctor Lugo on congas, panderos, barriles and vocals.

The Bay Area Bomba y Plena Workshop consists of Youth and Adult ensembles who study and perform traditional forms of Puerto Rican music and dance. Bringing together folks from diverse cultural backgrounds united by their common love and passion for Puerto Rican music, in particular the traditions of Plena and Bomba. Under the direction of Shefali Shah and Héctor Lugo, with the generous support of el maestro Román “Ito” Carrillo as well as numerous masters and practitioners from the Island, The Workshop has been in existence for 17 years promoting the study and appreciation of traditional Puerto Rican music, its history and evolution, and its place in the broader Afro-Caribbean musical culture. The group performs Bombas, Plenas, as well as pieces from the Jíbaro music tradition using a variety of typical instruments such as the barriles, the cuás, panderos, güícharo, maracas, cuatro and guitar.

La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 www.lapena.org




Time:3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: $5 – $15
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La Pena

3105 Shattuck
Berkeley,CAUnited States

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