Image of the Carlos Henriques Orquestra

May 6, 2020 (Bronx, NY) - During the absence of live programming due to the Coronavirus Crisis, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, in partnership with BronxNet –- the public access network of the people of the Bronx – will present full-length programs from past performances at the Center. As part of this showcase to connect audiences to the arts, BronxNet will broadcast six concerts documented at Hostos Center on BronxNet TV channel 67 Optimum / 33 Fios and thursdays at 7:30pm, beginning May 14. A complete schedule follows below.

Stretching over a five-year period of programming at the Center, highlights include concerts from the Tito Puente Retrospective with Lincoln Center bassist Carlos Henríquez and Friends, and the Mambo Legends, as well as performances from BomPlenazo, the biennial celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance. These concerts are representative of the Hostos Center’s mission in serving the cultural needs of the South Bronx community and surrounding areas. 
“We are excited to relive and share these historic concerts during this gap in programming,” said Hostos Center Director John A. MacElwee. “We are thankful for the resources of BronxNet in covering and serving the arts community in the Bronx, as well as the participation of the artists.”
“BronxNet has a deep commitment to the arts,” said BronxNet Executive Director Michael Max Knobbe, “and we've documented brilliant performances at local venues like the magnificent Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture. During this crisis we are broadcasting award-winning performing arts programming, and this campaign in partnership with Hostos Center helps keep audiences connected with the arts.”
Support for Hostos Center programs is provided by the Eugenio María de Hostos Community College Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Howard Gilman Foundation, New York City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca, and the Office of New York State Assemblyman José Rivera.  
About the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
An integral part of Hostos Community College / CUNY since 1982, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, which includes two state-of- the-art theaters of 900 and 367 seats each, a black box experimental theater, and a museum-grade art gallery, is a resource for students and faculty in addition to serving the cultural needs of South Bronx residents and neighboring communities. Recognized nationally as a leader in Latin and African-based programming, the Hostos Center creates performing and visual arts forums in which the diverse cultural heritages of its audiences are celebrated and cultivated. In meeting that objective, the Center is dedicated to the development of emerging artists and the creation of new work.

About BronxNet
BronxNet is the independent nonprofit organization serving the people of the Bronx through the provision of media production training, access to technology, and cable television channels. BronxNet’s ultra-local programming helps connect the Bronx with the World while our training programs and partnerships are a part of community development through media.
BronxNet TV channel 67 Optimum / 33 Fios and<
Bronx Live: Tito Puente Retrospective “Puente for a New Generation” featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center bassist Carlos Henriquez and Friends (2016)
Thurs. May 14, 2020 -- 7:30 PM
Bronx Live: Tito Puente Retrospective “Lost Treasures of the Palladium Era” featuring the Mambo Legends (2016)
Thurs. May 21, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Bronx Live: “Legendary Cuban Voices” featuring Lena Burke and Xiomara Laugart with special guest Malena Burke (2018)
Thurs. June 4, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Bronx Live: “Havana Jam” featuring Yunior Terry & Son del Altura with special guests Adonis González, Gema, and Eddy Zervigon (2019)
Thurs. June 11, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Bronx Live: Ebony Ecumenical Ensemble – The esteemed choir celebrates its 41st anniversary with “Songs of the Spirit,” spiritual and gospel works from the African-American religious experience. (2020)
Thurs., June 18, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Bronx Live: The 10th Biennial BomPlenazo Opening Night concert featuring two Puerto Rican ensembles – 
La Máquina Insular and the all-female group Ausuba. (2018)
Thurs. July 2, 2020 – 7:30 PM