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April 06, 2018

Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc Series Presents Musicians from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba

Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc Series Presents Musicians  

from Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba 


Collaborations with Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture  

Saturdays April 14, 21, and 28 


Events Include Family-Friendly Performances and Resource Fairs in  

Partnership with Local Art-Makers, Food Vendors, and Social Resource Providers 


NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2018) – Lincoln Center today announced that its Boro-Linc series will present three free programs in partnership with the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture in the Bronx. The family-friendly events will take place on successive Saturdays in April: Viento de Agua: Sonidos Primarios (April 14), Grupo de Salve Enerolisa (April 21), and The Dream Unfinished: Activist Orchestra (April 28).  


The Saturday morning programs feature hour-long community resource fairs, including art-making for kids, food from local vendors, and resources from local groups active within the realms of climate justice, immigration, and cultural heritage—subjects of concern which also link all three artists presented in the series. Community partners include Amnesty International, Bronx Children’s Museum, BronxMama, GreenThumb (NYC Parks), and GrowNYC, among others.  


“The tenets of family, community, and civic activism, which are core to Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc program, also speak very closely to how I have led my own career,” said Viento de Agua’s Tito Matos. “I am very proud to return to the Bronx, where I spent many years teaching and performing, to be part of this spring’s programs at the Hostos Center.” 


In partnership with community-based organizations throughout NYC, Lincoln Center’s Boro-Linc presents a series of pre-performance workshops, interactive performances, and community artist residencies designed to offer multiple entry points to the arts and support opportunities for entire families to participate together. In addition to this Bronx programming, Boro-Linc sponsors an artist residency program. This year’s Boro-Linc community artist-in-residence is Ivory Nunez-Medrano, who will be providing visual art workshops as part of each resource fair this April. 


For more information and to RSVP for individual programs, please visit: RSVP is recommended. All events take place at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. 


Viento de Agua: Sonidos Primarios 

Saturday, April 14, 2018  

10:30 am Resource fair & music workshop with Tito Matos, director of Viento de Agua 

11:30 am Viento de Agua  


This family-friendly concert will feature selections from the acclaimed children’s album, Sonidos Primarios, marking the first time Puerto Rico’s leading bomba and plena group, Viento de Agua, performs this music in the U.S. Coming to the Hostos Center directly from San Juan, the band will showcase its unique contemporary take on música jíbara and Afro-Puerto Rican musical traditions while raising awareness about Puerto Rico and the ongoing fight for justice.  


Director Tito Matos, recognized for his activism following Hurricane Maria, will be showcasing one-of-a-kind instruments crafted from the hurricane’s fallen trees as part of the 10:30am fair. The instruments will be for sale and proceeds benefit Fundación Ismael Rivera, a nonprofit organization committed to preserving, spreading, and protecting the legacy of the late Puerto Rican singer.  


Grupo de Salve Enerolisa 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 

10:30 am Resource fair & arts workshops with visual artist Ivory Nunez-Medrano and members of the band 

11:30 am Grupo de Salve Enerolisa 


Hailing from Mata los Indios, Villa Mella in the Dominican Republic and performing with her full ensemble for the first time in the United States, Enerolisa Núñez promotes the great Maroon traditions that have influenced decades of Dominican popular music. Bring the whole family to this celebratory concert and create your own folk-inspired art in fun music and visual arts workshops prior to the performance. 


The Dream Unfinished: Activist Orchestra 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 

10:30 am Resource fair & visual arts workshop with Ivory Nunez-Medrano 

11:30 am The Dream Unfinished 


Join the musicians of this activist ensemble in “I Am In Constant Transit!”, a family-friendly interactive exploration of the colorful music and groundbreaking career of Cuban-born composer and conductor Tania León. 


About Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture  

For the past 35 years, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, an integral part of Hostos Community College, has been a dynamic force in the cultural renaissance of the South Bronx in providing accessible programs that reflect and celebrate the artistic richness and diversity of its community. Its patrons, however, come from all over the metropolitan area, making the center an arts institution of regional importance, enjoyed by diverse and discerning audiences. 


About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community engagement, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers a variety of festivals and programs, including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Career Grants and Artist program, David Rubenstein Atrium programming, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Awards for Emerging Artists, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, LC Kids, Midsummer Night Swing, Mostly Mozart Festival, White Light Festival, the Emmy Award–winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS, and Lincoln Center Education, which is celebrating more than four decades enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. 


Lincoln Center has become a leading force in using new media and technology to reach and inspire a wider and global audience. Reaching audiences where they are—physically and digitally—has become a cornerstone of making the performing arts more accessible to New Yorkers and beyond. For more information, visit 


Lincoln Center is committed to providing and improving accessibility for people with disabilities. For information, contact Accessibility at Lincoln Center at [email protected] or 212.875.5375. 


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Generous support facilitated by The Honorable City Council Member I. Daneek Miller 


Lead Corporate Support is provided by Time Warner 


Additional Corporate Support is provided by DISNEY 


Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center 


NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center 


Programs are subject to change 

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For more information, please contact: 

Isabel Sinistore 


[email protected]  


Pamela Hernández 


[email protected]  

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