DISCUSSIONS | PANELS
Meetings, seminars, discourse, and topical dialogue involving guests panelists.
(April 20-22, 2017) Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presented what could only be described as an outstanding tribute to Latin Music legend Ernesto Antonio “Tito” Puente. The 3-day event titled Tito Puente Retrospective: 50 Years of ‘El Rey’ worked the historic landscape of his journey, planted fresh seeds in the here and now, and celebrated another bounty of young musicians inspired by the priceless contributions of Puente’s genius and mastery.
(June 14, 2015) Members of the Seis del Sur Collective headed over to the Bronx Museum of the Arts to support their brother New York Times Columnist and Lens Blog co-editor David Gonzalez. His appearance was part of their Bronx Lab series of programs.
(May 14, 2015) Hip Hop Photographer Joe Conzo, Jr. and Cold Crush Brothers Legend MC Grandmaster Caz (Curtis Fisher) sat down with scholar Dr. Joseph Schloss at the Museum of the City of New York and talked about the early years of hip hop, and their experiences from that era.
(March 7, 2015) Bronx legend Benjy Melendez (a.k.a. “Yellow Benjy”) was a featured guest panelist at an opening reception for the “Latinos in Comics” Exhibition, currently on display inside the Poe Park Visitor Center. The panel discussion focused on the soon-to-be-released in USA graphic novel “Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker” (Paperback, 2015) by author Julian Voloj and illustrator Claudia Ahlering.
(August 8, 2014) The graffiti Legend and Bronx native known throughout the world as BLADE made an appearance at the Museum of the City of New York to promote his new book “Blade: King of Graffiti.” The publication is co-authored with Chris Pape, an American painter, graffiti artist and historian.
(September 20, 2013) As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, El Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños hosted an opening reception for a major art exhibition in the East Harlem Art Gallery at the Hunter College Silberman Building. “nu-YO-Rican” features mixed-media works by Diogenes Ballester, Marcos Dimas, Sofia Maldonado, Rodriguez Calero and Adrian “Viajero” Roman. The reception was preceded by a “Conversations with the Artists” session.
(July 19, 2013) Bronx Rising! Music, Film & Spoken Word of the Borough, Co-Curated by Folklorist Elena Martínez of City Lore and BMHC Master Musician Bobby Sanabria, presented a screening of the film: “Caraballo, Masks and Carnival (The Ponce Carnival Masks, According to Miguel A. Caraballo García).” The documentary features the life and work of the late Miguel Ángel Caraballo García — a Master Vejigante Ponceño mask-maker of Puerto Rico.