Post Tagged with: "Bronx Music Heritage Center"

Government / Politics

Teens look to get out the vote

Fannie Lou Hamer students

A new educational booklet offering tips for voters may soon be available to the public, courtesy of 11 students from Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School.

Culture

African fashion on display at Music Heritage Center

Jojo Abot poses in front of her designs at the Bronx Music Heritage Center.

Africa: In Fashion and Fabric will run until June 4 The fashion designer Valentino showed long, tunic-inspired dresses, embroidered and beaded fabrics and tribal-inspired jewelry and sandals. Junya Watanabe showed lacey leopard dresses, zebra-print oxfords and leaf-like textiles. There is no doubt that African designs saturated the spring 2016 runways. […]

Culture / Housing

Bronxites gather to share stories, promote unity

Bronxites gather in a circle to share stories about their borough

Dozens gathered at the Bronx Music Heritage Center last Saturday for story circles and music, for South Bronx Love Letter, an event created to sing the borough’s praises and issue a defiant statement to developers.

Culture

Spain, Morocco take center stage at Heritage Center

Jose Fernandez on vocals, left, applauds alongside Roberto Castellon who plays the guitar (right) while Nelida Tirado dances flamenco, right.

Acclaimed flamenco dancer Nelida Tirado, and the Moroccan band, Innov Gnawa, showed the commonalities between two musical tradition when they performed together at “Castanet Connections.”

Culture / Transportation

Pilot project pits music vs. train noise

The Boogie Down Booth below the Freeman Street overhead stop in November, before it was removed.

The Boogie Down Booth was designed both to recognize the Bronx’s musical heritage and to give people a place to sit while waiting for the bus.

Culture

Musicians show love for hip-hop innovator

Circa '95 were among the performers at an event honoring DJ Kool Herc in West Farms on June 21.

An array of musical artists came together for a Bronx block party on the first day of summer to honor a hip-hop legend.

Art / Culture

Masks reveal Puerto Rican history

Masks reveal Puerto Rican history

Folklorists tell tales of two island cities Masks play a crucial role in the annual carnivals that draw paraders to the streets of Puerto Rico’s cities. A panel of experts spoke of the importance of masks on the island, with a display of photos, the showing of a documentary, and […]

Culture

Ilu Aye’s music unifies listeners

Ilu Aye perfroms at the Bronx Music Heritage Center on July 18, to kick off the three-day Bronx Rising festival.

Sounds of island carnival music and a blend of Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican melodies filled the Bronx Music Heritage Center in Morrisania on July 18, as musical group Ilu Aye electrified the crowd.