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NG2 Talks About the Future of Salsa

The popular salsa duo, Norberto Vélez and Gerardo Rivas, who form NG2 will have the stage at Festival Betances. Their music will light up our festival and the streets of Villa Victoria. For the last ten years, NG2 has shaped and redefined the salsa genre as we knew it. We had …

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Artists and Dreams in Common: Interviews at La Galería

One of our missions at IBA is to give opportunities to individuals to fulfill their dreams. This is precisely what our current exhibition at La Galeria is about, “Emerging Latino Artists” features 13 talented artists that have just started to make their mark in the industry. We wanted to give …

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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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IBA’s Youth a Motivation for our Community

We know that the future of our community is in the hands of our youth. They are the ones who will be responsible to carry on the legacy of change and to keep on shaping the world in a positive way. At IBA we strive to let them know that …

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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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Proud Mother on IBA’s Bilingual Preschool and her Children

Jennifer Velasquez has been involved with IBA’s bilingual preschool for the past five years. First with her daughter Neveah who graduated and went on to the school system and now with her younger daughter Jayna. We sat down with her, as she came to pick up one of her daughters, …

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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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Home Depot Helps Remodel IBA’s Afterschool Space

IBA Staff and volunteers from Home Depot at South Bay Station decided to spend a full day improving the space for our afterschool program located at the Blackstone School. They set out to create a more enjoyable and exciting atmosphere for IBA’s first and second graders. Their goal was to brighten …

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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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