Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 @ 8:00pm
Julia de Burgos Presents:
New York's Premier Charanga Band
Join us for an evening of fun and dance at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center. SonSublime is New York's Top Cuban Charanga orchestra, playing the classic styles of Danzón, Cha-Cha-Cha and Son. SonSublime embraces these classic styles and enhances them with a fresh, energetic sound adored by young and mature dancers alike.
The Julia de Burgos Cultural Center was named for a Puerto Rican journalist and poet. Born on February 17, 1914, Julia de Burgos was one of the most important and beloved Puerto Rican poets working in New York in the first half of the twentieth century. Modern critics believe that de Burgos’s poetry anticipated the work of feminist writers and poets as well as that of other Hispanic authors. De Burgos published several books including; Poemas Exactos de mí Misma, Poemas en Veinte Zurcos and Canción de la Verdad Sencilla. She received several honors and homages before and after her death. De Burgos died in East Harlem, on July 6, 1953 at the early age of 39. The Center is housed in a former school building–the first full-block school building in the city. Its conversion to a cultural center in 1994-95 by East Harlem architects Lee Borero and Raymond Plumey won high praise and awards from preservation organizations. The building is now used as a school, an office, a theater and art gallery.
Julia de Burgos Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Avenue
(Btwn 105th & 106th Sts.)
New York, NY 10029
Phone: (212) 831-4333
Doors open at 5:30pm
DJ Playing the best in Latin music
SonSublime will start at 8pm sharp!
For more info on SonSublime go to: www.sonsublime.com
To purchase SonSublime’s New Hit CD Bailando Con SonSublime go to: www.cdbaby.com
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