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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PUNTA ROCK EXPLODES IN BOSTON
The first annual Punta
Explosion comes to Boston.
Sunday September 19, 2004 -
Ceylon Park, Dorchester
Explosion is a celebration of cultural unity and diversity. The explosion
is made up of the Central American Community and local businesses. The
Musical lineup is centered around the mainstream music of Central America,
“Punta Rock.” Punta Rock is the contemporary electronic offshoot of an
ancestral rhythm and dance of the Garifuna people of Central America
performed during celebrations. Punta Rock became powerful by carrying
messages to develop cultural awareness and to educate. Originality and
culture are the basic principles. Punta Rock is a strong force for the
development of cultural awareness and for strengthening national identity
among all ethnic groups of Central America. For more information about
Punta Rock and the Garifuna people go to www.babakle.com.
“A wide variety
of vendors will be in attendance, selling everything from arts and crafts
to traditional Central American foods.” says Sendy Suazo of
Lobaproductions one of the events producers.
features music legends like Omar “Babakle” Suazo and Band and
Ballesterso and Band.
“There has been extremely successful Punta Rock concerts and
festivals in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Now Boston’s Central
American community has its own special day.” Said Vanessa Kerr-King,
WETV concert coproducer.
of Ceylon Playground (Park) on Mapquest.
108 Chestnut Ave #2
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130