South Bronx Folk Festival

November 2023

With the goal of highlighting the cultural diversity of our community, while showcasing a shared folklore and tradition in performance, Diversity in Arts and Nations for Cultural Education, Inc. (DANCE), presents the South Bronx Folk Festival—a week of cultural events open to the public at various venues in the South Bronx. For more information please contact

Featured Artists & Performers

Danza Fiesta

Danza Fiesta Baile y Teatro Puertorriqueño is the premier Puerto Rican folklore ensemble in the diaspora. It was founded in 1998 in New York City by former Gibaro de Puerto Rico dancer and choreographer Gilda Rivera Pantojas with the goal of sharing the Puerto Rican culture and folkloric traditions with the rest of the world. Today, Danza Fiesta's repertoire portrays Puerto Rican folklore and popular dances as a medium to educate, preserve and promote the traditions of these regions. Danza Fiesta has built and preserved a local audience through community and educational outreach and through collaborations with other arts and cultural organizations, public schools, and higher education institutions.

Melaza Dance Company

Melaza Dance Company - Directed by two time Bachata World Champion Cristal Reyes.

Kinto Zonó

Kinto Zonó is an eleven-piece Plena orchestra featuring 2 trombones, timbales, congas, piano, bass, and four singers.

A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors

This program is presented by Diversity in Arts and Nations for Cultural Education, Inc. (DANCE) in collaboration with Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture. It is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and donations by Amigos de Danza Fiesta.

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Event Calendar

Wednesday, November 15 @ 6:00pm EST

Folklore for Students Residency with Yasmar Cruz at UAGC.

Thursday, November 16 @ 10:00am EST

Folklore for Students Residency with Yasmar Cruz at Global Learning Collaborative.

Friday, November 17 @ 10:00am EST

Folk for Students Performance by Danza Fiesta - Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture.
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Saturday, November 18 @ 3:00pm EST

Festival Finale Performance with Danza Fiesta and Guests. RSVP here for free admission!


Danza Fiesta Website Hostos Center for Arts & Culture Website Dance Inc Website NYC Cultural Affairs Website