Sean Blackman & Pontiac fireman, Javier Martinez, are teaming up to put together a relief for Puerto Rico.
Doors are at 7pm
Free Latin Dance lesson at 7pm
Concert starts at 8pm
Join us Thursday, October 26th at The Garden Theater to celebrate the Puerto Rican culture at our monthly world music concert series with music, dance, art & cuisine.
ALL proceeds from ticket sales are being given to relief efforts for families in Puerto Rico and will be delivered in person by Sean Blackman & Javier Martinez.
RON OTIS (D)
Larry Fratangelo (perc.)
We are a type of music group known in Puerto Rico as "Sequencia". A "Sequencia" is a group that plays a few instruments over a beat to give the impression that your getting the entire band/orchestra. We play genres such as Merengue, Salsa and Bachata. We have two different voices in Jose "Cheo" Borges and Rico Vazquez, with Jose Colon playing the "Guiro" and Ito Ortiz on the "Congas".
The vocalist at the REEFERMAN
It’s important that we come together as a community to help out those in need. As musical artists we have the ability and responsibility to be the Shining Light.
Javier and Sean, can you elaborate as to where you will be delivering items to? Are you working with an organization on the ground?
Sean and I will be delivering items to three small towns in the municipality of Salinas in collaboration with some volunteers that work for the National Guard, Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE) and local volunteers. They are currently in contact with residents of Puerto Rico who are looking out for their neighbors and their individual needs are being noted. We will keep you posted with more information, but please don’t hesitate to ask more questions! Thank you!
I Would like to donate water. Where Can I Bring it?
The water is being collected by all Waterford regional fire stations. Also on the day of the show, we will be collecting goods at the Garden Theater. More details on that coming very soon
Water, tarps, towels, beds sheets, cleaning wipes , baby wipes , nonperishable foods , generators, chainsaws etc
Please contact us with any questions regarding In Transit Detroit Relief & Recovery Efforts for Puerto Rico. Please give us 24hrs for a reply
Thank you for Support!
Every t-shirt sold will help us support the families in Puerto Rico. $20 each. Women's and men's. From mediums to XXI
The tee's will be available to purchase at the concert as well as online after the show.
Photos from Javier's last trip to Puerto Rico...
The song has become a symbol of national pride among Puerto Ricans. We are honored to perform it on the night of the show
Roy Brown Ramírez (born July 18, 1945) is a composer, singer and a fervent believer in the cause for the independence of Puerto Rico. Some of his songs have been performed by several renowned international artists.
Desde las ondas del mar,
son besos a su orilla,
una muijer de Aguadilla vino a New York a cantar.
Pero no solo a llorar,
un largo llanto y morir,
de ese llanto yo nací.
Como en la lluvia una fiera,
y vivo en la larga espera,
de cobrar lo que perdí.
Con un cielo que se hacía,
más feo mas mas volaba,
a Nueva York se acercaba un peón de Las Marías.
Con la esperanza decía,
de un largo día volver,
pero antes me hizo nacer.
Y de tanto trabajar se quedó sin regresar,
reventó en un taller.
Y de una lágrima soy hijo,
y soy hijo del sudor,
y fue mi abuelo el amor único en mi regocijo,
del recuerdo siempre fijo,
en aquel cristal de llanto,
como quimera en el canto,
de un Puerto Rico de ensueño
y yo soy puertorriqueño sin na', pero sin quebranto.
Y al echón que me desmienta,
que se ande muy derecho,
no sea en lo mas estrecho de un zaguán,
pague la afrenta,
pues según alguien me cuenta,
dicen que la luna es una
sea del mar o sea montuna,
y asi le grito al villano
yo seria borincano aunque naciera en la luna
y asi le grito al villano
yo seria borincano aunque naciera en la luna.
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