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June 15 @ 6:00 PM: Sancocho Musical

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$14.25 – $15.50

Sancocho Musical

Directed by

Juan Gutierrez

Genre / Type of Show:

Cultural Exchange Concert – Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena and Colombian Bullerengue





Audience type:

General audience


Los Pleneros de la 21 (Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena Ensemble) and La Manga (Colombian Bullerengue



LP21’s Sancocho Musical brings together diverse artists, musicians, and musical genres as chosen ingredients to create a swinging and jamming evening of live music, song, and dance that pleases the soul and satisfies your hunger to dance and participate in good music amongst friends, community, and family.

This 2024 version features La Manga, an all-female semillero de Música Colombiana led by Daniela Serna, a Colombian artist, educator, and Cultural Ambassador of Caribbean Oral traditions such as cumbia and bullerengue. La Manga’s mission is to share Colombian Culture, focusing on making a safe space for women to learn oral traditions while fostering educational spaces and cultural exchange centered on African and Indigenous ancestral knowledge.

Regarding the director or directors:

Juan Gutiérrez is a Puerto Rican composer, musical director, percussionist, and founder of the nonprofit organization, Los Pleneros de la 21. Los Pleneros de la 21 has performed throughout the United States and has toured abroad to Puerto Rico and Russia. The group has served as a role model for other Plena ensembles. It has made Gutiérrez’s vision a reality by promoting the  ecognition, celebration, and practice of Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance.


About the Company


Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21) is the premier East Harlem-based performing ensemble and non-profit community organization. LP21 was founded in 1983 by Juan J. ‘Juango’ Gutiérrez (National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow, 1996) and the legendary Master Plenero, Marcial Reyes Arvelo. The ensemble

has pioneered the road for Bomba and Plena performances around NYC and continues to spread it globally for nearly 40 years.

Los Pleneros de la 21’s initiatives and programs are made possible in part with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC District 8 City Council Member Diana Ayala, Creatives Rebuild NY (CRNY), a project of The Tides Center, and generous contributions from individuals like you!


June 15
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$14.25 – $15.50
Event Category:




Teatro Latea


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