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Exclusive Interview with Betances Headliner, Mambo and Swing

Festival Betances is only a few weeks away and we couldn’t be more excited! Every year we bring local and national bands to play our community’s music, and this time it is no different. Mambo and Swing, one of our Betances headliners, is a Merengue, Salsa and Bachata band based …

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Mother’s Day: Our Moms, the Strongest Connection to our Roots

As Latinos, we love to gather around a good meal, and share much more than food. No matter what part of Latin America your family is from, food is a staple that brings us together. And nobody makes it better than our moms. This is why this Mother’s Day we …

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IBA’s Preschool Reflecting their Community

Our bilingual preschool is characterized by its diversity. Children from all different backgrounds come together and learn about each other in an inclusive environment. We strive to make it a place where they can bring their unique experiences, speak their minds, and find common ground while celebrating their individuality. For …

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Culture

The Greased Pole Around the World

Every year IBA holds a weekend long cultural festival, Festival Betances,  in which people from all over New England come to the South End to enjoy live music, food, arts and crafts, sports tournaments, a parade, among other activities. This year it will be held on the weekend of July …

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Two Women Artists with Unique Perspectives about Life

Two artists are currently showcasing some of their artwork in the “MUJERES: Poetic Revelations of our Lives” exhibit in place until April 22. Both Nora Valdez, from Argentina and Silvia Lopez Chavez, from the Dominican Republic discovered art at a very young age. Valdez studied in an academy of the …

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Honoring Women’s Day, through the History to the Present

IBA is an institution that honors women. We strive every day to put women back into the workplace by giving them support and education, providing programs for single mothers who are looking for a job and offering day care for their children as part of our College and Workforce Development …

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A Few Minutes with Domingo Barreres

IBA’s La Galería in Villa Victoria Center for the Arts is currently showcasing a group of paintings by Spanish-born, Boston artist Domingo Barreres. The paintings are all part of the exhibit, “Two Spaces in One – Bridging the Distance,” which will be on until February 21. Barreres was born in …

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CultureEditorial

Celebrating the Day of the Kings

In some countries, as in Puerto Rico, the most anticipated day by children at Christmas time comes with the celebration of Three Kings’ Day, also known as “Feast of the Epiphany”. Children don’t typically receive presents from Baby Jesus or Santa during Christmas in these countries, but from the three Kings on the 6th …

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The work of Leonardo March through “Bullicios” in Boston.

Inspired by cultural elements and people who give life to Boston, Puerto Rican artist, Leonardo March, presented at IBA’s La Galeria, “Bullicios“, a photographic exhibition that show us his perspective on gatherings, festivals, protests and collective community actions that shape our city. What can we find at Bullicios? This exhibition is a picture of Boston’s …

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The Arts and its impact on the development of children

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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