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Another Betances Reveal: Sunday’s Main Act

The last day of Festival Betances, Sunday July 17th, we will be presenting a salsa band from New York, made up of 8 musicians, that live up to their name 8 y Más (8 and More), with their music they fill the stage and sound as if a full orchestra …

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Another Big Reveal! Interview with Festival Betances Main Saturday Act

Jesus Pagán is a Puerto Rican singer who has always felt close the salsa genre. Throughout his career which started in 1998, he has been part of the chorus or percussionist for some of the greatest of salsa, the likes of Rubén Blades. He decided to branch off on his …

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Exclusive Interview: Our First Betances Reveal

Edgardo Zayas wasn’t always a Bohemia singer, he discovered his vocation while serving in the military when he was 30 years old. “There I started to feel that melancholy that accompanies the earth, that goes with listening to music. I discovered the content of “borincana” music, and ever since then …

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A Big Day Promoting Education and the Arts

Last Friday was an important day for our organization with two different celebrations: one for our little ones and their successful completion of the Afterschool Learning Program, and the other to mark the opening of a special exhibit, “Emerging Latino Artists,” featuring local Latino artists who are making significant contributions …

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Upcoming Bilingual Play with a Mission to Inspire your Family

Imparting our culture on to the next generation is a task in which we pride ourselves in. From traditions that span generations to the language we speak it is important that our children have the chance to experience it. With this same principle in mind was born a special theater …

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Playing Tango, as Far as Life Allows it: Pablo Ziegler

It is with great pleasure that IBA hosted this memorable concert, featuring two of the greatest maestros of tango: Pablo Ziegler accompanied by special guest Claudio Ragazzi. Ziegler comes from a classical background with an affinity for jazz which he learned from the father of Nuevo Tango himself, Astor Piazzolla. …

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The Importance of the Arts in Early Childhood Development

At IBA we recognize the important role and the benefits of the arts in the development of people, whether adults or youth, It’s never too early to start or too late to take advantage of them. Art is a language that allows us to express and develop our ideas and …

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Women’s Day: Stories of Latina Success

Women of all backgrounds have made insurmountable contributions to every fiber that makes up the tapestry of society as we know it. Contrary to overly exposed stereotypes, Latina women are successful trailblazers in a wide range of fields and capacities. From designing metro lines, to sending rovers into space, and …

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Portraits of a Young Artist’s Journey

Capturing the human experience on canvas has always been a driving force in the art world. There is something about depicting human emotion that mesmerizes observers and artists alike. Each of Isabella Mellado’s strokes on the canvas are painted with this sole purpose, capturing emotion. Every face painted portrays an …

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Inspiring to Create, A Latino Photographer from Villa Victoria

Artist Pedro Cruz let’s the familiar city environment guide his pieces. He creates poems, prose, paintings, and what he is most well known for: photography. Cruz describes himself as a “city kid,” born and raised in our own Villa Victoria. “Spanish is my parents’ first language, I’m a first generation …

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