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HENRY COLE: PERSPECTIVA DEL PERCUSIONISTA

ÌFÉ: UNIÓN ESPIRITUAL A TRAVÉS DE LA MÚSICA

MAHYA VERAY: SANDUNGA Y SABOR CARIBEÑO

¡”LOS PLENEROS DE SEVERO” CON UN SHOW PARA MOVERSE!

¡”LOS PLENEROS DE SEVERO” CON UN SHOW PARA MOVERSE!

Presentándose por primera vez en el Festival de Betances, Los Pleneros de Severo, un grupo puertorriqueño que lleva tocando juntos desde los 7 años, se encargará de poner a bailar a todo el público con su muy particular estilo de Plena. Conversamos con Charlie, miembro del grupo, quién nos contó la importancia de participar este año en nuestro Festival y los retos que este nuevo formato de conc...

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¡ANDRÉS JIMÉNEZ VUELVE A FESTIVAL BETANCES!

¡ANDRÉS JIMÉNEZ VUELVE A FESTIVAL BETANCES!

Presentándose este año en nuestro Festival Betances por segunda vez después de 30 años, Andrés Jiménez, mejor conocido como “El Jíbaro” cuenta con 50 años de trayectoria y es hoy en día unos de los mejores intérpretes de la música típica boricua reconocido internacionalmente por sus aportaciones a este género musical. Hace unos días charlamos acerca de lo que significa para él el Fe...

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Relajate En Tu Jardin Miniatura

Relajate En Tu Jardin Miniatura

Este tutorial de jardinería en dónde haremos un mini jardín interior, está dirigido a todas aquellas personas que gustan de las manualidades o que están descubriendo el gusto por las mismas al reconocer los increíbles beneficios que estas actividades pueden tener a nivel mental y emocional. Estar solo o estar en casa no significa que no se pueda aprender algo nuevo, es bueno enfo...

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IBA's Reopening Plan | COVID-19 Q & A

IBA's Reopening Plan | COVID-19 Q & A

We are excited to reopen our offices at IBA! Please note that we will be scheduling meetings by appointment only. Read here to learn more about our scheduling and safety protocols. Q: Is IBA reopening? A: Yes, IBA will be reopening slowly over the next couple months. Starting on Monday, June 15...

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2020 Census: Help Give Your Community the Resources it Needs

2020 Census: Help Give Your Community the Resources it Needs

Every 10 years, the Federal Government is constitutionally required to count every person living in the United States through the Census. This data helps inform the process of redistricting and Congressional representation and provides residents across the country with a once-in-a-decade opportunity to help their community gain the resources it needs to thrive. The 2020 Censu...

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We Stand United Against Injustice of All Kinds

We Stand United Against Injustice of All Kinds

Our hearts are heavy for the families and communities reeling from the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Black lives matter. We also honor the anger of so many who are protesting systematic and institutionalized racism across the country. IBA was born more than 50 years ago from the power of protest. Facing discrimination and displacement, our founders ...

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Creating a More Equitable Post-Pandemic Society

Creating a More Equitable Post-Pandemic Society

Throughout the past few months of uncertainty, we’ve heard one question asked repeatedly: when will life return to normal? As states contemplate a phased reopening of the economy, it’s important to consider the aspects of our pre-pandemic “normal” that created and enforced systemic inequalities, which have left low-income families and people of color disproportionately exposed to the negative e...

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Building Community Online | Resident Services Outreach

Building Community Online | Resident Services Outreach

We recently sat down with Yahaira Objio, Resident Services Program Director, to learn more about how residents are being engaged and informed during IBA's office closure. The IBA COVID-19 response has been rapid, structured, and organized across all programs. The Resident Services staff has remained in place to continue offering programming and support to residents and participants....

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Maintaining Community While Physical Distancing

Maintaining Community While Physical Distancing

The country has witnessed an unprecedented shift in everyday life as local, state and federal officials advise us to practice physical distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As we adjust to a lifestyle marked by reduced personal interaction and increased isolation, it is essential that local communities come together to serve as support systems and beacons of hope, so that no one feels th...

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IBA COVID-19 Response | Serving the Community Online

IBA COVID-19 Response | Serving the Community Online

With the country in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have had to make dramatic and sudden shifts to leverage technology to continue operations. IBA is no exception. Despite the closure of all administrative offices on Tuesday March 17th, IBA has been able to make a near seamless transition to operating virtually and has kept all of their critical programs running. We re...

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