Come out and help us support the relief efforts for Puerto Rico and Mexico after the devastating natural disasters that took place in September. Join us and several of our community partners as we come together for a special edition of our longest-running Latin live music and dancing event, ¡Arriba!
Traditionally a salsa, mambo and boogaloo-inspired dancing party, this special edition of ¡Arriba! will feature Bomba and Plena contemporary classics Los Pleneros de la 21, Mexican acoustic “bluegrass” with Rana Santacruz, and the amazing beats of DJ Rimarkable. Food and drink will be available for purchase on-site from our food vendors.RSVP & Donate
Please come, support, share, repost, and help us get the word out!
Financial donations can be made by credit card via the registration page or in cash at the event. Proceeds from the event will go to the Defend Puerto Rico – Hurricane Fund and Topos Mexico. If you are unable to attend the event, you are still able to contribute through the registration page.
Donations of goods for recovery efforts for Puerto Rico will be accepted on site at the event. Recommended items include diapers for babies and the elderly, baby wipes, baby formula, powdered milk, and baby food; flashlights, batteries, insect repellent, can openers, candles, and matches; toiletries, feminine products, and First Aid supplies; crackers, dried fruit, nuts, granola bars, canned goods, instant noodles, and rice. Goods will be dropped off and donated through El Puente.
About the Artists
Los Pleneros de la 21
Founded in 1983, Los Pleneros de la 21 is an intergenerational ensemble of today’s venerated Latino musicians and top Bomba and Plena practitioners’ combining the folkloric and raw percussion elements of Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena genres with contemporary and urban styles.
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Rana’s accordion-driven songs reveal a knack for poetic storytelling, as grounded in the music of Tom Waits and the literary tropes of Magical Realism as in Mexico’s venerable corrido (story-ballad) tradition.
Detroit native is a DJ, vocalist, producer, and drummer. Truly mastering the DJ technique of “Reading the Crowd”, she has earned the moniker, “Rimarkable” after rocking on international dance ﬂoors for almost two decades, everywhere from the dance ﬂoors of Berlin to Johannesburg to NYC.
We are proud to partner with many of our neighbors and friends who have been committed to work serving local Puerto Rican and Mexican communities for decades, work that has only increased these past few weeks. These partners include El Puente, Fulton Youth of the Future, Hudson Guild, Teatro Círculo, The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), The Loisaida Center. and the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.
Public programs on the High Line are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Council, under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.