Music, plastic arts, gastronomy, jewelry and fragrance market ‘Alegria Puerto Rico! Project Converge, an initiative that seeks to highlight the essence of Puerto Rican and promote our cultural wealth in the midst of 500 years of celebration. City of San Juan.
The multidisciplinary project was presented today by Louis A. Presented by its creator at the Ferre Fine Center, Journalist and Producer Francis Ryan, with a group of musicians, musicians, singers, cultural managers and visual artists, who will bring to life the first concert that will celebrate 500 years of Puerto Rican music, with First Destination aromas and an aromatic gourmet coffee, all in the same concept is called under “Happiness Puerto Rico!”
The project, Ryan shared, was born with the dream of making A scent of destiny that all Puerto Ricans recognize.
Added to that fragrance, created by Spanish perfumer Daniel Josier, and which will be launched in November this year, is a gourmet coffee creation grown and packaged in Puerto Rico, handpicked by Italian sommelier and businessman Sandro Guillimondi.
Both products wandered like a dream in creator Ryan’s head when he took on the task of starting out to fulfill his purpose and instead realized that music should exist and be a fundamental part of ‘Alegria Puerto Rico’. . After the fragrance’s development phase began, they invited musicians, singers and visual artists to be part of the cultural project.
“The pandemic allowed me to reconnect with the joy we have as a people. This is where this brand and cultural management called ‘Alegria Puerto Rico’ was born. It’s a dream I’ve been working on for many years and I always thought there was a way to creatively celebrate our culture inside and outside of Puerto Rico. I wanted to give the project a physical presence and so we designed the island’s first destination fragrance. It is not easy to capture the aroma of Puerto Rico as we have many nuances. With the creation of fragrance and the celebration of 500 years of San Juan to think about, what better way to do it than with a great concert that focuses on 500 years of Puerto Rican music”, creator of René Marques explained the room at the Fine Arts Center, where the concert will take place.
The cultural initiative will present the concert Alegria 500 Years of Music on Sunday, November 14 at 7:00 PM! Directed by teacher and composer William Cepeda. The show will be a journey through five centuries of Puerto Rican music ranging from indigenous rhythms to the present.
“I’m very excited about this project, because it’s not only music, theatre, but it also includes other subjects like fragrance. You learn from it and I love to expand with others. I’ve been a Puerto Rican for a long time.” Am studying music and I consider this project my own in the sense that we are bringing our culture from Taínos, that is, with Puerto Rican music, beyond folklore, there is also urban music. Our in 500 years Characters of music history”, Cepeda explained.
Outstanding Composer will direct the musical evening featuring pianist Adlan Cruz, coutrista Fabiola Muoz, singer-songwriter Yere, vocalist Victor Santiago, composer Josue Barreto, Escuela Libre de Msica Ernesto Ramos Antonini, Regimiento Feijo and dancers from Centro Danza.
It is an honor and a pride for Yare, Adlan Cruz, Fabiola Muoz, Victor Santiago and Josue Barreto to attend the concert to be able to recount 500 years of musical history in a show that brings together scenes from Puerto Rico. will add to the celebration which coincides with the birth of Ricardo E. Alegria Centenary Day from the capital city and the 25th anniversary of the National Foundation for Popular Culture.
The cultural management also integrates the famous plastic artist Raphael Trellis in the making of his painting “Palma Sagrada”, which will be produced in a special collection for the launch of the new Alegria Puerto Rico platform.
Other artists involved in the project were Puerto Rican jewelry designer Paola Bella, who had an exclusive collection of jewelry inspired by native flora.
All exclusive products and collections from Alegria Puerto Rico! They can be purchased on the day of the concert (November 14) in the lobby of the CBA and at the National Foundation for Popular Culture in Old San Juan.
Ticket sales for the concert will begin this Thursday at TicketCenter (787) 792-5000 and Centro de Bellas Artes, Centaurus.