Events

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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, DCEO,  IDHS, Chicago Cultural Treasures, Sueños Festival, and Field Foundation of  Illinois.

 

 
Tinta Jazz
 
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2022 | 7:30 PM | SRBCC | 4048 W. ARMITAGE AVE. (TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE)
 
 

Reading of poems by Afro-Puerto Rican writer Mayra Santos-Febres in dialogue with the Alejandro Salazar Quartet.

This multimedia event will feature video projections by Jose Arturo Ballester Panelli. The Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center invites you to share with our resident artists and learn about the work of one of the most critically-acclaimed and influential Afro-Puerto Rican voice of her generation.

Lectura de poemas de la escritora afroboricua Mayra Santos Febres en diálogo con el cuarteto del jazzista Alejandro Salazar.

El evento multimedia contará con proyecciones en video de Jose Arturo Ballester Panelli. El Centro Cultural Segundo Ruiz Belvis te invita a compartir con nuestros artistas residentes y a conocer la obra de una de las voces afropuertorriqueñas más influyentes y renombradas de su generación.

*Bilingual event with readings in Spanish.

*Evento bilingüe con lecturas en español.

 
 

 
Bomba Dance Workshop and Bombazo with Tata Cepeda
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2022 | 7:00 PM | SRBCC | 4048 W. ARMITAGE AVE.
(FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE)
 
Learn from the legendary bomba dancer and folklorist Margarita “Tata” Cepeda.
This event will include a 30-minute introduction to Bomba Dance and Open Batey / Bombazo with Tata Cepeda’s 6-piece ensemble coming directly from Escuela de Bomba y Plena Doña Caridad Brenes de Cepeda, Puerto Rico.
 
About Margarita “Tata” Cepeda and Escuela de Bomba y Plena Doña Caridad Brenes de Cepeda
 
In 2001 Margarita “Tata” Cepeda founded the Escuela de Bomba y Plena Doña Caridad Brenes de Cepeda, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting bomba and plena as representative elements of the cultural richness of Puerto Rico. The organization bears the name of Doña Caridad as an act of affirmation of the deep love and gratitude that Tata feels towards her grandmother and with the purpose of highlighting the contribution that this legendary dancer made in the development of the bomba dance.
Tata Cepeda is an ambassador of our culture, a worthy representation of Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American blackness.
 
 

 

Recent Documentary Productions

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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.
 
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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