Perth Amboy Artworks will host Segunda Quimbamba in beautiful Bayview Park for the Waterfront Music Series Finale on Saturday October 16 at 4pm. Segunda Quimbamba is a large ensemble dance and drum band that perform Bomba and Plena, the vibrant drum music of Puerto Rico. Band Director Juan Cartagena is a recognized Master Folk Artist by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and his knowledge of Puerto Rican roots music inspires the exploration and celebration of heritage. Hundreds have been attending this annual fall concert in Perth Amboy for years now, making it a much looked forward to city event. The event is free and all ages. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
Founded in 1989, Segunda Quimbamba have many recordings & have performed throughout the US and Internationally. Last year during the pandemic, Segunda Quimbamba performed for Perth Amboy live online, and you can get excited about their upcoming show by watching the video here.