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Winter Solstice Bronx: Melrose Parranda
December 21, 2015 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM| Free
The Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) will inaugurate its annual Melrose procession series this year with a focus on the Puerto Rican tradition of caroling called parranda. Each year we will focus on a particular processional tradition, whether it is Puerto Rican parrandas, Mexican posadas, English wassailing or Jamaican Jonkunnu.
This year on Monday, December 21st, at 4:00 pm, a parranda playing the Puerto Rican music of plena and singing holiday songs from the island will be led by Jorge Vazquez, Bobby Sanabria and others. Join the procession at the Bronx Documentary Center (614 Cortland Ave) as we wind our way through Melrose into beloved local landmarks, ending with a jubilant jam session and refreshments at Casita Rincón Criollo (Brook Ave and 157th St).
This BMHC event will be co-sponsored Make Music New York by City Lore.