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Day 3 - 8/4: Teatro SEA's APMG Feat. Tito Matos y La Máquina Insular y más!

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La Plaza @ The Clemente

114 Norfolk Street

New York, NY 10002

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Arte Pa' Mi Gente (APMG) is a FREE outdoor festival taking place August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th presented in collaboration with The Clemente. This outdoor festival will celebrate the rich cultural history of Puerto Rican Plena, a form of traditional folk music and dance native to Puerto Rico.

Schedule for APMG on Sunday August 4th:

Doors open at 6:30 for this year's festivities which includes live music, theater, film, food, artisanal vendors and more each night!

7pm: Free Outdoor Theater with the bilingual play "THE BELLY-ACHE OPERA / LA PLENÓPERA DEL EMPACHE": A Puerto Rican children’s theatre classic by Leopoldo Santiago Lavandero. It compiles a good number of Puerto Rican Plenas (Afro-Caribbean music from Puerto Rico) with lyrics that narrate the story of a gluttonous boy and the experience that changed his life. Recommended for all ages.

8pm: Live performance from Tito Matos y La Máquina Insular: La Máquina Insular is a plena band which carries on the tradition of street music, still very much alive in Puerto Rico. Led by director, plena maestro and requinto virtuoso and community arts organizer Héctor “Tito” Matos, they are one of the leading examples of a movement that has revitalized the plena genre during the last decade, taking it back to the street corners of the island’s neighborhoods. Having worked with big-name artists like Eddie Palmieri, Ricky Martin, and Gloria Estefan, Matos is also well known for his celebrated group Viento de Agua, which puts a contemporary spin on traditional styles.

Enjoy a rich cultural exchange from the comfort of your NYC neighborhood! This program is sponsored by Manhattan Borough President, Gale A. Brewer, and NYC Council Member Carlina Rivera as well as NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson and NYC Council Member Margaret Chin under the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.

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114 Norfolk Street

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