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Thu, Feb 25, 2016 7:30pm –


Columbia University Medical Center - Alumni Auditorium
630 West 168th Street
New York  New York  10032
United States
Columbia Student Medical Outreach (CoSMO)

CoSMO Presents Los Pleneros de la 21

Join Columbia Student Medical Outreach (CoSMO) and the Spanish Harlem-based ensemble Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21) for a night of interactive introduction to the Puerto Rican music and dance of Bomba y Plena!

Los Pleneros de la 21 was founded in 1983 by Juan Gutierrez and Marcel Reyes Arvelo. Their landmark community-based programming has created a common space for the recognition, education and practice of Puerto Rican culture and identity, having educated thousands of individuals, young and old, and inspiring dozens of performing groups and aspiring musicians. Having toured extensively both nationally and internationally for nearly three decades, Los Pleneros are considered by many as New York's preeminent Bomba and Plena ambassadors to the world, bringing Puerto Rican culture and music to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Latin America, Australia, Berlin, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kremlin (former Soviet Union) and countless other international cities and prominent venues.

All proceeds from the event go directly to Columbia Student Medical Outreach (CoSMO), Columbia University Medical Center's oldest student-run clinic. CoSMO provides free, high-quality primary healthcare to the uninsured population of Washington Heights. CoSMO is fully run by volunteer attending physicians and students from the schools of medicine, nursing, public health, physical therapy, nutrition, and social work.