Jorge Arce & Humano

Puerto Rico and Afro-Caribbean Culture

6 Dennison St., Boston, MA 02119
617-708-1611 + 787-364-0198

Tour and Classes Updates on Facebook:

"Weaving Horizons: knowing, embracing and respecting other cultures in our Caribbean, our continent and in our world. This is the mission and the message of Afro-Caribbean Workshop which highlights the importance of this presentation at this crucial moment in our history."

"La misión y mensaje de Afro-Caribeño de Entrelazando Horizontes a través del conocimiento y respeto hacia otras culturas que conforman nuestro caribe, nuestro continente y nuestro mundo, cobra especial vigencia en estos momentos históricos."


Program Descriptions Biography Profile and Resume
Afro-Caribbean Workshop Curriculum Guide Press Kit PDF & Photographs
Puerto Rico Cultural Heritage Tours Music MP3 and Video Files
African Retentions In Puerto Rico Thesis Tour Calendar
Salsa Dance Lessons

For translations into different languages -- Arabic, Chinese, Italian, French, German, Russian, Spanish or others visit the web site:

Tour Calendar

Visit Jorge Arce on his Facebook page for updates on his concerts and workshops in the United States and Puerto Rico!


Traditional Puerto Rican Music and Dance

Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6-8 PM

FREE Admission

Free Pre-Festival Plena Music and Bomba Dance Lessons
Hyde Square Task Force, 209 Green st, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Saturdays June 11, 18, 25 from 2-5 PM
Monday June 27 Rehearsal at Mozart Park from 6-8 PM

Mozart & Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Jorge Arce and Raiz de Plena

Bomba Boricua with Roberto Cepeda

Mozart Park, Hyde Square, Jamaica Plain
Mozart & Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Rain Location:
Spontaneous Celebration, 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130



The Plenazo y Bombazo Festival was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation.
Additional support from Hyde Square Task Force, Hyde Jackson Square Main Street and Community Arts Advocates.

¡Comparsa Boricua! with Jorge Arce and Raiz de Plena
Cambridge River Festival, Saturday, June 4, 2016
On the banks of the Charles River
Cambridge Parkway, East Cambridge, MA 02141
(Near Lechmere Green Line MBTA Station)

¡Plenazo Primaveral!

Traditional Puerto Rican Music and Dance

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8 PM

$30 Admission at Door
($25 Advance and Group Sales)


Jorge Arce and Raiz de Plena

MC José Masso III - WBUR ¡Con Salsa!
Bomba Boricua with Roberto Cepeda

The Legend: Endel Dueno on Timbal Drums
Meta Movement Dancers

MC Clasico DJ: Pedro Santiago
MC Josiane Martínez

Moseley's on the Charles
50 Bridge Street, Dedham, MA 02026
Parking Available

¡Plenazo Primavera! On-Line Ticket Sales at EventBrite

Eventbrite - ¡Plenazo Primaveral!

Or via mail - Make ticket and donations checks payable to Community Arts Advocates with Humano Fund in the memo field and send to Community Arts Advocates, PO Box 300112, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 You may use the donation forms above.

Tickets and Donations through the PayPal secure credit card web site can also be made online using the email address
or by clicking donation button below:

El Jolgorio Navideño
Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 PM-1:00 AM

Jorge Arce and Raiz de Plena

Plenazo at the Regatta Bar

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:30 PM, $15

Click on flyer to view download 2MB printable version

American Folk Festival
(Formerly National Folk Festival)
Bangor, Maine - August 23-24, 2012

Jorge Arce and Raiz de Plena at the American Folk Festival
in Bangor, Maine - Parading to the Railroad Stage
conducting Master of Percussion Workshop
and receiving an encore performance at the Dance stage

Bangore Daily News Front Page Photo

Join historian, educator and musician Jorge Arce as he teaches us
call and response songs, how to dance Plena,
how to play traditional Plena instruments (panderos, maracas and guiros)
and the history/origins of Plena.

FREE and open to all ages!
Classes will be held at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
(85 W Newton St., Boston, MA)