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Los Pleneros de la 21 - "El Testigo" [Live at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2005]
Los Pleneros de la 21 perform "El Testigo" from their 2005 Grammy-nominated album 'Para Todos Ustedes,' out on Smithsonian Folkways. This video was taken at the 2005 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. 'Para Todos Ustedes' is available on CD and digital. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: The bomba and plena are the heartbeat of Afro-Puerto Rican music. In 'Para Todos Ustedes (For All of You),' New York's acclaimed Los Pleneros de la 21 wraps these venerable drumming, singing, and dancing traditions in a creative web of fresh arrangements, contemporary harmonies, and a message of pride in their musical ancestors. Trombonist Papo Vázquez, percussionist John Santos, salsero Hermán Olivera, and singer Miriam Félix join Los Pleneros de la 21 in this engaging, breakthrough album crafted from the solid strands of both old and new. Los Pleneros de la 21: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time. ©2008 Smithsonian Institution
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4 min 32 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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