Now, before diving a little bit into the history of “Borinquen Brass”, is important to mention how essential and precious this Brass Camera is for Puerto Rico. This is one of the few Cameras that are still active in the island, performing their music across all Puerto Rico for no no monetary exchange. This of group of professional musicians have consistently work together to offer puertorican communities an exceptional experience.
Moreover, Borinquen brass initiated as a group of five students at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, who got together to fulfill chamber music requirement. Each of these students played a an instrument of the brass family. In the present, Borinquen Brass counts with 14 members including percussionists. Members that are committed and passionate to giving concerts in different churches and concerts halls all over Puerto Rico, in the season of Christmas and Summer. “Borinquen Brass en Navidad” is a concert that has taking place over 50 times, which purpose is — as mentioned before, to bring a joyful experience to different communities of Puerto Rico, through the performance of Christmas classic carols.
Borinquen brass has the most distinguished and professional musicians, who work in prestigious orchestras, such as “La orquesta sinfónica de Puerto Rico” and “la Filarmónica Somohano”. And that are also teachers in The Conservatory of Music, or in the music program 100×35. The director of this group is Ricardo Irrizary, who is known to be the director of the OSPR.
For the last three consecutive years, Coquí Charities has organized this activity. In which, families and friends have the chance to commemorate this special time of the year together, while also enjoying art. It is a special and unique way of celebrating the time of the year that most of us feel identified with.
Two of the concerts, including the former, have taken place in Palmanova, Palmas Del Mar. And have had Borinquen Brass and our guest Doris Muñoz as the principal entertainment. Due to pandemic procedures, the 2020 concert was presented virtually. The team made a great effort to bring an outstanding live-entertainment show, while neatly following the procedures. Part of the concert’s recording and production was in “Boca Ratón”, under the charge of Bitten Cinemas. We are always eternally grateful for their commitment, their passion and their immaculate performance. Just as we are forever excited for bringing this exceptional activity.
The internationally reknown artist ROA is painting his animal murals in a roadtrip across Puerto Rico. He has completed over 15 murals and has just finished his largest on the Isla de Cabras; an infant manatee with an adult skeleton.
His initiative #PRLOVE, seeks to generate awareness of the animals and to celebrate the biodiversity of Puerto Rico. It highlights the individual animals that live here and the biologists and contributors that work to preserve the species and environment.
#PRLOVE is an ongoing effort with many potential facets and programs and is produced in partnership with Puerto Rico’s Elegel Group. It is supported by Coqui Charities and is in collaboration with natural resource agencies, NGO’s and independent groups, including DRN, Conservación ConCiencia and the Caribbean Manatee Conservation Center.
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My name is Rebeca Almeda Nieves, I live in Caguas, Puerto Rico. From a very young age I was fascinated with drawing and painting. Since 7th grade I did homeschooling which gave me a lot of time to practice and perfect my work focusing in fine arts. I also play the oboe since I am seven years old at the Escuela Libre de Música in Caguas, PR. Coursing my 11th grade I started to put together my art portfolio to continue my studies in the United States. I was accepted at four art universities, one of these, Columbia College Chicago offered me a $20,000 scholarship for each year. The university’s location makes the house very expensive which would create for me a huge debt by the time I finish. Thanks to my art work I’ve been able to rise money but I still need a lot more. Currently, I am coursing my first year of digital animation, and my dream is to work creating special effects for movies. I enjoy very much creating a world that couldn’t be capture by a camera. This semester I applied for a scholarship where an art work will be selected for a postal company, this scholarship is valued in $10,000, the participants with more votes will be selected to the finals. Winning this award will be of great economic help for my future as an artist.
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My name is Adriana Nicole Cruz Castro and I was born on December 5, 2003 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. I’m actually 16 and coursing my senior year. I first started dancing when I was 3 years old in a small ballet academy called Ballet Danza. Couple years later I moved to another academy in Cidra, Puerto Rico where I learned more ballet and hip hop. When I was 11 years old I started taking contemporary, flamenco, ballet, physical training, yoga and Jazz in Coda21. A year later I got accepted in the Julian E Blanco a school specialized in ballet. I’m still studying there today’s day. I also took a few classes at Broadway Dance Center on summer. Then I started dancing in Ballet Concierto where I took ballet, contemporary and Jazz and I stayed for two years until I moved to Waldo’s School of Performing Arts. I’ve been taking ballet, hip hop, modern, partnering, jazz, tap, singing lessons, theatre and musical theatre in general. I’m still dancing there and I wanna keep expanding my knowledge as a dancer and person and work with artists on a international level.
Andrea Kramer Willy Laury Bailar al Sol Montclair State University
Ballet Forte at Wings Conservatory
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Alexis Emmanuel Cruz Castro has been a male dance student since he was 9 years old. In 2014, he received a scholarship in Compañía de Danza 21 where he stayed until the summer of 2016. With CoDa21, he reached Level III in classical ballet, additionally he took Boys Class, Pas de Deux, Contemporary Dance and Jazz. On 2016, Alexis was accepted at Julián E. Blanco High School focused on ballet. At the same time, he received a full scholarship on Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico. In 2018, Alexis was accepted into Waldo’s School for the Performing Arts, where he received lessons in Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Broadway Jazz, Theatre, Tap and Singing. In 2019, González selected Alexis to participate in the Bailar al Sol cultural exchange with Ballet Forte (New Jersey). After he got graduated from Julián E. Blanco, Ballet Forte offered Alexis a full year of training through a sponsorship by Coquí Charities Foundation. During 2019, he benefitted from many new experiences, such as college auditions, competitions and dance festivals. Then in 2020, he competed at the YAGP in Boston, where he placed 3rd in the Senior Men’s contemporary an was accepted to Montclair State University to pursue a BFA in dance.
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Andrea Kramer Bailar al Sol Willy Laury Montclair State University Ballet Forte at Wings Conservatory #coquicharities #support #dance
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Two sea turtles were released today on the coast of Arecibo after being healed and rehabilitated at the Manatee Conservation Center of the Caribbean, Universidad Interamericana, Bayamón Campus.
Both endangered species, Chelonia Midas (peje blanco) and Eretmochelys imbricada (Carey), have a gps located on their shells to monitor their post-rehabilitation motions, location and their swim abilities, all this through ARGOS satellite from a special computer at the University.
We encourage you to support the Manatee Conservation Center, so they can keep doing this amazing work, giving treatment and care to manatees, sea turtles, pelicans, among other birds.
You can do it through ATH mobile, pay a business under CentroDeManaties, or PayPal at http://manatipr.org/donativos/
Under the authority of PRDNER #2019-EPE-020 Endangered Species Scientific Permit