The Bronx Music Hall is a performing arts center showcase for Bronx culture at Bronx Commons in Melrose.
With its sister venue, the Bronx Music Heritage Center, it’s going to be the Lincoln Center of the Bronx. The leadership team includes Bronx son and 8-time Grammy-nominee Bobby Sanabria, and Elena Martínez, the Folklorist of the Bronx.
Bronx Music Hall News
AbyaYala Arte y Cultura read their play “Mujeres valerosas del Peru,” and all-woman Latin Alternative band La Manga perform at the Bronx Music Heritage Center in Foxhurst, The Bronx on Sat, Mar 26 at 8pm. $7. 🇵🇪
FolkColombia of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance leads a six-week workshop for teens (12-17) on How to Make a Beat Tape at the Bronx Music Heritage Center in Foxhurst, The Bronx on Thursdays, Mar 17 – Apr 28, from 4:30-6pm. FREE with registration.
Dancing the Drum shows the call and response between Caribbean drummers and dancers through Garifuna and Puerto Rican Bomba traditions with members of the Wabafu Garifuna Dance Ensemble and guests at the Bronx Music Heritage Center in Foxhurst, The Bronx on Mon, Mar 14 at 8pm. $5. 🇻🇨🇭🇳🇵🇷
The Palabreando Open Mic with guest artist Poetic Boy D is at the Bronx Music Heritage Center in Foxhurst, The Bronx on Thu, Mar 10 from 7-9pm. FREE.
Garifuna author José Francisco Ávila talks about his book “Pan Garifuna Afro Latino: Power of Pride” with Bobby Sanabria and Elena Martinez of the Bronx Music Heritage Center on Facebook @BxMusic on Thu, Feb 3 at 8pm. FREE. 🇭🇳
In Music, Art and Activism in The Bronx, Dr Nydia Edgecombe, Desseree Soto, and Vivian Vazquez talk with Elena Martinez of the Bronx Music Heritage Center about how music and art are core elements in promoting social progress, on Facebook @BxMusic on Tue, Jan 25 at 8pm. FREE. 🇵🇷
Jalikunda plays Senegalese Griot Folk music at the Bronx Music Heritage Center in Foxhurst, The Bronx on Thu, Dec 2 at 9pm. Free. 🇸🇳
Drummer Norka Hernandez-Nadal & barril (drum) maker Joe Santiago talk with Bobby Sanabria about Bomba Puertorriqueña in a Facebook livestream on Wed, Nov 17 at 8pm. Free. @BxMusic 🇵🇷
Puerto Rican violinist Skye Steele gives a Halloween concert, La Otra Historia del Violín: The People’s History of Latin Strings at the Bronx Music Hall outdoor plaza in Melrose, The Bronx on Sun, Oct 31 from 2-3:30pm. @bxmusic FREE 🇵🇷
Grammy winner David Oquendo & Friends play Latin Jazz at the Bronx Music Heritage Center in Foxhurst, The Bronx on Sat, Oct 30 at 2pm (1:45pm doors). FREE with reservation (917) 557-2354. @bxmusic 🇨🇺
Edwin Pagán’s Bronx horror movie Wolfen (1980) screens with live music by Bobby Sanabria & Project X and director Q&As at the Bronx Music Heritage Center Laboratory in Foxhurst, The Bronx on Fri, Oct 29 at 7pm. $10 with reservation to (917) 557-2354. Facebook @bxmusic 🇵🇷
MUSIC BY THE BOOK
Cisco Bradley talks up his book “Universal Tonality: The Life and Music of William Parker” with Bobby Sanabria and Elena Martínez on Facebook Live on Wed, Oct 27 at 8pm. FREE @bxmusic
David Oquendo & Friends play Afro-Cuban rumba in the Bronx Music Hall Plaza outdoors at Bronx Commons on Sun, Oct 17 at 1pm. Free. Facebook @bxmusic 🇨🇺
Yaissa Jimenez joins hosts BocaFloja and Lyrical Bliss for a spoken word, storytelling open mic on Facebook Live @BxMusic on Thu, Sep 26 at 7pm. FREE. Signup at email@example.com
Ronny Puente (Tito Puente’s oldest son) talks with Bobby Sanabria about his career and his father’s legacy on Facebook Live @BxMusic on Wed, Sep 15 at 8pm. FREE 🇵🇷
Celebrate Hector Lavoe’s birthday with music by Kidd Ore y Afinque and dance by Accent Dance in the outdoor plaza at The Bronx Music Hall in Melrose, The Bronx on Sun, Sep 12 at 3pm. FREE. Also on Facebook Live @BxMusic (917) 557-2354 🇵🇷
The Morrisania Band Project featuring Elissa Carmona and Jose “Klasiq” Bennett plays R&B at the Bronx Music Hall outdoor plaza in Melrose, The Bronx on Sep 4, 2021 from 3-4pm. FREE
The Blacksmiths We Insist featuring Mimi Jones and Candice Hoyes play a concert for women’s empowerment for Carnegie Hall Citywide at the Bronx Music Hall outdoor plaza in Melrose, The Bronx on Sat, Aug 28, 2021 at 5pm. FREE. (917)557-2354
The Villalobos Brothers and Mazarte Dance Company do a cross-Atlantic show with Irish music and dance on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 3pm ET. FREE
Garifuna drummers talk about their rhythms with Bobby Sanabria of the Bronx Music Heritage Center on Facebook @bxmusic on Fri, July 30 at 8pm. FREE 🇧🇿🇬🇹🇭🇳
The Bronx Heritage Music Center and City Lore celebrate Miguel Algarin, founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, with an any language/age open mic hosted by Bocafloja and Lyrical Bliss featuring guest poets Edwin Torres and Hattress Barbour. Streams live on facebook.com/bxmusic and facebook.com/citylore on Thu, July 15 at 7pm. Sign up for the open mic at firstname.lastname@example.org 🇵🇷
Bobby Sanabria hosts ¡Domingo de Bomba y Plena! featuring Jorge Vásquez & The NYC Bomba y Plena Collective outdoors in the Bx Music Hall Plaza on Sun, July 11, 2021 at 3pm ET. FREE. No tickets. Masks required. 🇵🇷
Bobby Sanabria hosts Sábado de Rumba featuring David Oquendo & Raices Habaneras in the outdoor plaza at the new Bx Music Hall on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 3pm. FREE facebook.com/bxmusic 🇨🇺
Gagá Pa’l Pueblo celebrates spring Dominican gagá traditions in the outdoor plaza at the Bx Music Hall on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 3pm. Free with phone rsvp to (917) 557-2354 🇩🇴
See you at the Bronx Music Hall!