Isla que Vuela

Isla que Vuela

” Isla que vuela” es una instalación fotográfica de José Arturo Ballester Panelli. Trabaja la geometría sagrada , escogiendo el hexágono, símbolo que representa el perpetuo movimiento de la creación y el camino que siguen los procesos de transformación a través de la renovación y el cambio.
Ballesta Nueve escoge las chiringas, papelotes o cometas, esa forma de nuestra niñez latina, para realizar su instalación fotográfica. Una vez más, presenta sus fotografías de paisajes naturales propios del trópico en forma experimental, configurando mantras voladores que nos invitan al recuerdo, la nostalgia, la contemplacion de nuestros entornos naturales. Nos invita a volar , a transformarnos mientras el reconocimiento de que todos somos tambien naturaleza en perpetuo cambio y transito y que llevamos nuestra isla, nuestra tierra natal con nosotros a donde quiera que vamos.
“Isla que vuela” es un tributo a todos los que vuelan lejos y extienden nuestros territorios más allá de cualquier frontera, ampliando lo que conocemos como hogar.
Bomba in the Parks with Tata Cepeda

Bomba in the Parks with Tata Cepeda

Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba performance featuring legendary dancer and folklorist Tata Cepeda. Opening acts by SRBCC Youth Programs and guest artists

Kombilesa Mi: Baila Como en Palenque

Kombilesa Mi: Baila Como en Palenque

Dance Styles of Palenque

Traditional Dance

Dance in San Basilio de Palenque is an artistic and cultural activity where the people of Palenque express feelings emotions and basic sentiments of everyday life.

Themes and styles covered:

A brief explanation of the traditional dance

Styles of dance:

  • El Mapale
  • Cumbia
  • Culebra
  • Catalina
  • El pavo

The traditional dance can be seen in two ways:

1. Dance as celebration

2. Dance as pain/mourning

Dance as celebration are those dances that constitute different styles and movements filled with limitless energy. Individual expression (pases) or as couples.

These include mapale, cumbia, culebra, catalina and pavo.

Dance as pain carry movements and melancholic “tones”. These are dances that demonstrate the crucial importance of women and of grandmothers. The dances are ritual-based, specifically rituals of collective mourning. These dances also exhibit the most authentic expression of religion, oral tradition and of the “kuagros” or familial groups of Palenque.

About Kombilesa Mi

Kombilesa Mi from San Basilio de Palenque was born in 2011 as a musical concept that fuses Hip Hop with traditional rhythms such as the sexteto, pavo, bullerengue and chalusonga, among others) safeguarding the “palenquero” language and using typical instruments from the region, contributing new sounds to the rich history of Afro-Colombian music.

Dance Workshop and Bombazo with Tata Cepeda

Dance Workshop and Bombazo with Tata Cepeda

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.

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Edwin Sánchez and Papo Santiago, co-organized with SRBCC

Tuesdays on the Terrace: Edwin Sánchez and Papo Santiago, co-organized with SRBCC

Summer Tuesdays come alive on the MCA’s Anne and John Kern Terrace Garden with free music highlighting artists from Chicago’s internationally renowned jazz community. This week’s presentation is the culmination of Del Patio, a three-event salsa series featuring master pianist Edwin Sánchez and Papo Santiago, co-organized with the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, an MCA advisory partner organization. Two of our city’s most prolific salsa musicians come together with a nine-piece band to play Chicago-made original music and arrangements as you’ve never heard them before.