Explore the sounds of the Caribbean diaspora with La Manga! This all-women percussion and vocal group takes students on a journey through the music of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. These gifted educators and musicians guide students in an exploration of rhythm through body percussion and honor the black and indigenous histories behind their vibrant music.
La Manga is a cultural identity laboratory that is inspired by the spirit and ancestry of the great Caribbean musical diaspora. Honoring Black and Indigenous oral traditions; connecting with the power of tambores Afro-Colombianos and celebrating life through storytelling and bailes cantaos. This brand new project is the work of a collective of women artists composed of Daniela Serna; Mafer Bandola, Andrea Chavarro; Katherine Ocampo and Lina Fernanda Silva. We enjoy creating and fostering a community of women around these traditions using percussion as a portal to connect these universes. La Manga, recently featured at The New York Times has performed at Joe ́s Pub, Moma PS1, Museum of the City of New York, Museum at Eldrigde Street and the Bronx Music Heritega Center.