Founded in 1983 by NEA National Heritage Fellow Juan Gutiérrez-Rodriguez, GRAMMY award-nominated Los Pleneros de la 21 is an East Harlem-based performing arts ensemble and nonprofit organization created to foster appreciation of Puerto Rico’s extraordinary cultural expressions.
Known for complex, multi-part vocal harmonies set against bomba and plena rhythms, the group has been praised for "perfectly arranged" tunes producing "exhilaratingly deep Latino explorations of Afro-Caribbean grooves" (The New York Times).
“Los Pleneros de la 21 showcases exhilaratingly deep Latino explorations of Afro-Caribbean grooves. The melodies are gorgeous, and the tunes perfectly arranged, precise rhythms making way for singing or a drum section.” -The New York Times
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