Hostos Events

Performing Arts

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Repertorio Español performs a new play by the Dominican-American playwright Marco Antonio Rodriguez based on Julia Alvarez’s epic fictional novel of the real-life Salomé Ureña.
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Havana Film Festival New York:
Playing Lecuona

Fri | Mar 24 | 7:00 pm
Repertory Theater

Opening the 18th Havana Film Festival, The Bronx Museum and Hostos Center co-host a screening of Playing Lecuona, a musical tribute to the late pianist/ composer, Ernesto Lecuona.
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Tres Mujeres Magníficas
del Jazz Latino

Sat | Mar 25 | 7:30 pm
Repertory Theater

Annette Aguilar, Jenn Jade Ledesna and Laura Andrea Leguía, perform for a very special evening celebrating Women’s History Month.
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Hostos Repertory Company
The Most Massive Woman Wins
Directed by Natasha Yannacañedo

Wed - Thu - Fri | Mar 29-30-31
2:00 pm - 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Repertory Theater

Challenging, brutal and hilarious, four women of various shapes and sizes sitting in the waiting room of a liposuction clinic explore their perceptions of body image.
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Abdoulaye Diabate was raised in Mali in the heart of the Jali (griot) tradition. With his passionate voice, he sings tales of West Africa accompanied by his energetic ensemble performing on traditional instruments.
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Join The Dream Unfinished: An Activist Orchestra for a family-friendly exploration of virtuoso Venezuelan pianist Teresa Carreño and trail-blazing African-American composer William Grant Still.
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In this documentary, the King discusses his 50-year career as a bandleader, artists who were influential in his life, and the rise of Mambo and the development of Latin Jazz.
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Bronx native and Jazz at Lincoln Center bassist / composer/ arranger Carlos Henríquez, who performed with Puente as a teenager, leads a 12- piece ensemble, comprised of some of New York’s top young jazz musicians.
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Bronx native and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist/ composer/ arranger Carlos Henríquez introduces and explores the musical legacy of Tito Puente, the King of Latin Music.
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Tito Puete Retrospective
Percussion Workshop

Sat | Apr 22 | 1:30 pm
Black Box Theater

As part of the Tito Puente Retrospective José Madera, John “Dandy” Rodríguez and Annette Aguilar discuss and demonstrate the rudiments and nuances of Latin percussion including Congas, Bongos, and Timbales.
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The 18-piece Mambo Legends, under the leadership of José Madera, which features many Puente band alumni, will perform music of the King’s early years from 1950 – 1966 known as the “Palladium era.”
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CUNY Dance Initiative
Sekou McMiller Dance Company

Fri | Apr 28 | 7:30 pm
Repertory Theater

As part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, the Sekou McMiller Dance Company, known for its fusion of Afro Latin dance with contemporary, urban, classical, and abstract theater dance, presents a preview of a new work “I am Pulse: Afro Latin Jazz and Soul Experience."
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