A Seed on Diamond (124 W. Diamond Street) invites you to a night of film and music on Saturday, June 23 at 6:00pm-10:00pm. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Papo Gely will be featured in addition to journalist Rosa Maria Fernandez’s film “Puero Rico, ¿Bienvenido o Welcome?” which will offer a glance to the contradictions of the present Puerto Rican society and to the historical confrontation between the independence movement and annexationism. After the Annual Bomba Competition Familia Rojas brings the Bombazo to end the night with singing and dancing.
A Seed on Diamond Gallery is the project of Betsey Casanas (LTA ’08). The gallery’s interest lie in creating an alternative space where artists of all communities and cultural backgrounds can share a space and tell their stories through, music, spoken word, dance and Visual Art. The gallery has a special interest in community arts, fine arts, education and collaboration and the direct impact that all can have in the transformation and evolution of an individual and the communities they inhabit. Artists have the capacity of mobilizing a community and becoming a voice for those who have been silenced. It is Betsey’s hope to continue to bring art to the community and to create art with community.