All SRBCC programs receive partial funding from Illinois Arts Council,  MacArthur Foundation, Driehaus Foundation, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Chicago Cultural Treasures, Sueños Festival, and Field Foundation of  Illinois.



¡Bonita Radio llega al Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center! “De Puerto Rico a Chicago, un paso es!”, una jornada de afirmación con la diáspora en Chicago, la Fundación Periodismo Siglo XXI, Bonita Radio y la reconocida periodista Carmen Enid Acevedo. Separa la fecha del 2 de diciembre.


Bonita Radio comes to Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center! “De Puerto Rico a Chicago, un paso es!”, a day of affirmation with the diaspora in Chicago, Fundación Periodismo Siglo XXI, Bonita Radio and the renowned journalist Carmen Enid Acevedo. Save the date: December 2! This event will be conducted in Spanish.

Visit:  #PeriodismoDigital #puertorico


Bomba LAB


Time change alert! 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | SRBCC | 4042 W. ARMITAGE AVE.

BOMBA is the oldest musical tradition of Puerto Rico and one of the greatest expressions of the Island’s African ancestry.

Since its establishment in Chicago in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, enthusiasts, practitioners and teachers of Bomba had come through SRBCC to develop, share and cultivate their craft and honor this ancestral art form from Puerto Rico.

Created in and for the community SRBCC offers BOMBA LAB en el Centro, an intergenerational space to learn, practice and engage with the history and ever-lasting healing rhythms, dance and songs of Bomba.

To enjoy en familia! ALL ages and experiences are welcomed.
Free of cost. No registration needed. Every other Friday starting in September.

Learn from the masters at our open community bomba Lab dates with Beto Torrens (6 pm – 8 pm) | 4048 W. Armitage Ave.

For more information feel free to contact us at: or phone at 773.698-6004



Recent Documentary Productions

Abrazo Virtual 2021-2022
English Description
Join us as we celebrate Puerto Rican arts and culture from El Bastión, VSJ. Discover the story of a group of brave artists who rescued a dilapidated building in Old San Juan to create El Bastión, the home of Asociación Acirc. Enjoy performances by our hosts and a traditional plenazo “plena jam” directed by Leró Martínez Roldán with guests, including Los Pleneros de Don Segundo, Joe Medina and Adriana Santoni.
Descripción en Español
Acompáñanos desde la comodidad de tu hogar para celebrar el arte y la cultura puertorriqueña desde El Bastión, Viejo San Juan. Descubre la historia de un grupo de valientes artistas que rescataron un edificio en ruinas en el Viejo San Juan para crear El Bastión, el hogar de la Asociación Acirc. Disfruta de las actuaciones de nuestros anfitriones y un plenazo tradicional dirigido por Leró Martínez Roldán con invitados: Los Pleneros de Don Segundo, Joe Medina y Adriana Santoni.

Recording: December 26, 2021, El Bastión, San Juan / 26 de diciembre de 2021
Aired on January 1, 2022 / Transmisión se llevó a cabo el 1 de enero de 2022
Time/Horario: 4:00 PM Chicago / 6:00 PM San Juan
Directed by Omar Camilo
Produced by Omar Torres-Kortright