Our 2016 Student Recital!

Our 2016 Student Recital is just around the corner! Come see this amazing group of students perform with us on Sunday June 5th at 3pm at Art House Productions in Journal Square!

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Catch us at Groove on Grove!

Yes! Puerto Rican music can still be heard in Downtown, Jersey City! Come to the grand opening of the Groove on Grove festival on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 6pm @ Grove St. PATH Plaza, to hear Segunda Quimbamba. Free and outdoors! Support Bomba & Plena!

2Q May 4

Join us for our Spring 2016 Bomba and Plena Dance and Drum Classes!

We can’t wait to see you there!

SQFC 2016 Class Flyer

Fall 2015 Classes!

Classes fall 2015 flyer

Thank you to everyone, Gracias a todos!

A Summer Night Concert Series, Serie de Conciertos Noches de Verano 2015

New Jersey’s Segunda Quimbamba embarks on new journey to Galicia, Spain

All proceeds help fund our journey to Spain for Performance: August 2, 2015

For over 20 years, we have been fortunate to grow, supported by your enthusiasm and commitment. You have shared with us how impactful our performances have been, how our workshops have inspired you, how a party was made extra special and memorable because 2Q contributed its spontaneous rhythms and lyrics –all this has and continues to revitalize our efforts. With this sense of shared spirits in preserving cultural traditions, we ask you for your support of Segunda Quimbamba’s tour in Galicia, Spain to perform at the Festival de Pardiñas, near Santiago de Compostela, with stops in Madrid and a cultural exchange with Colombian Dance Afro Caribeña Kumbiamba-da in Barcelona. Segunda Quimbamba is honored to represent Puerto Rico and New Jersey, USA. We are proud to share the Puerto Rican Drum and Dance traditions of Bomba and Plena. Segunda Quimbamba has experienced a thrilling year with you! You have fully engaged in support, celebration, and the joy of Bomba and Plena with family and friends, learning and living these treasured traditions of past ancestors and the love and joy of live performance and community assembly. In representing the Folklore of Puerto Rico at the Festival of Pardñas, we have received special support from the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, the City of Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs. And from YOU – the number ONE reason for Segunda Quimbamba’s success. Your support and belief in the importance of cultural art preservation have permitted Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center to fulfill its mission.


Segunda Quimbamba de Nueva Jersey comienza una nueva aventura con su viaje a Galicia, España

Todas las contribuciones ayudarán a cubrir los gastos de nuestra presentación artística en España el 2 de agosto de 2015

Por más de 20 años hemos sido afortunados de crecer, apoyados por el entusiasmo y compromiso de todos ustedes. Ustedes nos han dejado saber cuánto han disfrutado de nuestras presentaciones, cuánto nuestros talleres los han inspirado, y cómo una fiesta fue transformada en algo especial porque la 2Q contribuyó con sus líricas y ritmos espontáneos- todo eso y más ha contribuido a revitalizar nuestros esfuerzos. Es con este sentido compartido en preservar las tradiciones culturales que les pedimos su apoyo de nuestro viaje de Segunda Quimbamba a Galicia, España donde estaremos participando en Festival de Pardiñas, cerca de Santiago de Compostela, con paradas en Madrid y un intercambio cultural en Barcelona con una compañía colombiana de baile afro- caribeño, Kumbiamba-da. Segunda Quimbamba se enorgullece de representar a Puerto Rico y Nueva Jersey,E.U. Nos honra el tener la oportunidad de compartir las tradiciones puertorriqueñas de baile y tambores de nuestra ‘Bomba y Plena’. ¡Segunda Quimbamba ha vivido un año sumamente excitante con cada uno de ustedes! Ustedes se han entregado a apoyar, celebrar y disfrutar de la alegría que trae consigo la ‘Bomba y la Plena’ con amigos y familiares , aprendiendo y viviendo las tradiciones atesoradas de nuestros antepasados y el amor y la alegría de una presentación en vivo y en espíritu de comunidad. Representando el folklor de Puerto Rico en el Festival de Pardiñas, hemos recibido el apoyo especial de las siguientes entidades: ‘Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders’, la Oficina de Asuntos Culturales y la Herencia de Hudson County Office, y la Oficina de Asuntos Culturales de Nueva Jersey City . Y de USTEDES- la razón número UNO del éxito de la Segunda Quimbamba. Su apoyo y su creencia en la importancia de preservar el arte cultural ha permitido al Centro Folklórico Segunda Quimbamba cumplir con su misión.


Dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Puerto Rico’s Folklore – the island music of Bomba and Plena. These traditions are

shared and celebrated through historical documentation, education and live performance offering a common ground of communication –

music and dance – a universal platform to embrace cultural and heritage values.

Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center, Inc.

279 Second Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302, 201-420-6332

www.segundaquimbamba.org, Facebook: Segunda Quimbamba

To learn more about the Festival de Pardiñas visit XERMOLOS ASOCIACION CULTURAL www.xermolos.org.

To follow our journey through Spain, for information on classes, and on-going -special events, please visit our

website: www.segundaquimbamba.org

Please come on board and join this celebratory journey!

Thank you for the support you give. Gracias por el apoyo que brindes.

Para más información sobre el Festival de Pardiñas visite la página de Internet


Para acompañarnos desde sus hogares en nuestro recorrido a través de España, para

información sobre nuestras clases, y eventos especiales, favor visitar nuestra página

de Internet: www.segundaquimbamba.org

¡Les pedimos que acepten nuestra invitación y se únan a esta aventura jubilosa!

Gracias por el apoyo que nos brindan.


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Segunda Quimbamba Newsletter: One Month Away!


Thank you to everyone who came out to see Segunda Quimbamba at the 4th of July event at Liberty State Park – it was so very nice to celebrate with everyone!

We survived an overcast misty day for the Summer Solstice Lechon Asado. There were almost 100 guests twice as many as last year.  Thank you to our gracious hosts: Ivette & Carlos Alvarez y gracias a Ernesto el lechonero for making us all a delicious, sabroso lechon!

Thank you to all our guests who stayed even through the ‘Pon la Silla en La Mesa’ cuento believing it would help keep the rain away – wife’s tale from…Puerto Rico! (Keep that chair on the table!) It seemed to work!

Great food, company, music, stories, and laughter! Thank you to all the volunteers! Thank you for all the donations of time and financial support and thank you most of all for the sharing of family, friends and music! Oh, tambien, of course, el lechon asado!

No podemos creer – we can’t believe we are ONE MONTH away FROM BOARDING FLIGHTS… Galicia en espera de Segunda Quimbamba!

We are happy to share Segunda Quimbamba is on course to meet our goal for the Go Spain Go International Campaign. With your continued support of attendance, inviting your friends, and family to the July events, and with only 15 % remaining to reach campaign goal, we are on track for success. It’s truly unbelievable – ALMOST THERE!!!

Join us in the events leading up to the Tour by attending and supporting the great events planned and public performances we will participate in throughout July.

Help 2Q meet its Go Spain goal and enjoy family and friends along the way.

Upcoming Events

In addition, come out for the FREE events presented by the City of Jersey City Office of Cultural Affairs Mayor’s Office.

  1. July 10, Wine Tasting at SQFC, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, 279 Second Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 (Payable at Door)
    • Wine Taster: $25– Includes wine tasting, small bites, plus one glass of wine from the selection, a raffle ticket for Star Vejigante Mask
    • Wine Enthusiast: $45– Includes wine tasting, small bites, and one glass of wine from the selection, a raffle ticket for Star Vejigante Mask PLUS exclusive gift: one hand-etched Segunda Quimbamba wine glass stemware. Limited Edition
  2. July 17 and July 18 Barrow Mansion A Summer Night Concerts 1 and 2 with Segunda Quimbamba featuring guest artists:
  3.  July 21, 7 – 9 PM it the JC SummerFest Concert Series at Liberty State Park, Liberty House

Look out for Segunda Quimbamba’s lates CD, expected to be here in time to offer for sale at the Wine Tasting event.

Check out the Festival de Pardiñas Facebook page to learn more about Segunda Quimbamba’s billing!

Scroll through their Facebook page and listen to the beautiful song: Juanita Cruza El Charco, in memory of Juanita Aponte, mother of group director, Juan Cartagena.  Give us some likes and join us at our events.

Can’t make an event? Donate here:


Wine Tasting at Segunda Quimbamba Folkloric Center

Join us for Segunda Quimbamba’s Wine Tasting Evening THIS FRIDAY 7/10 at 6:30pm at 279 Second St, Jersey City! Featuring wine from Jersey Wines and Spirits and LIMITED EDITION 2Q engraved stemware!WineFlyer Final Final

Experimental y Tradicional: Segunda Quimbamba’s second CD

Segunda Quimbamba’s second CD Experimental y Tradicional will be available next Friday, July 10 for only $10!Screenshot 2015-07-03 23.00.39

Lechon Asado Fundraiser in Livingston NJ

Join us for our Lechon Asado (Pig Roast) fundraiser event in Livingston NJ TOMORROW June 20! We will have a full body roasted pig as well as other traditional Puerto Rican food. Segunda Quimbamba will be performing and providing raffle and silent auction items!PigRoastFlyer

Wine Tasting & Pig Roast Reminder

2Q Wine Tasting Event Postponed to July, details forthcoming! Reminder: PIG ROAST June 20 in Livingston NJ, see you there!