Segunda Quimbamba

2Q Members

Rosa Cartagena Rosa Cartagena is a lead drummer, dancer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist from Jersey City

Juan Cartagena A performer, composer, instructor, researcher and writer of Puerto Rico’s drum music:  Bomba

Nanette Hernández A recipient in the inaugural class of the first Heritage Fellowship Awards given

Crystal Montalvo Born in Brooklyn, NY, Crystal Montalvo started her Bomba y Plena journey at

Viannca Velez Hailing from Jersey City, NJ, of Boricua roots, Viannca is a cultural preserver,

Saiya A. Forty Born in Manhattan, and raised in Bayonne, NJ, Saiya Forty has always

Hamlet Martinez Originating from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Hamlet migrated to the Bronx in the

Clara Díaz Maldonado Clara Díaz Maldonado is an Utuado native Afro Boricua Dancer and Cultural

Global Music Percussionist, Vivian Millicent Warfield has performed with Brazilian, Latin,  West African, Jazz, Blues,

Elena Vizcarrondo Elena is a first-generation Puerto Rican, born in New York City. In her

Michi Carpena Michele Carpena is a first-generation Puerto Rican woman born, raised, and educated in

Christopher Rodriguez Chris Rodriguez is an educator, bombero, musician, and writer. For over ten years,

Tania Fermin Tania Fermin was born in Chicago Illinois to Puerto Rican parents Lucy and

Luis Díaz Aka “Armstrong” back in the day was formed on Montgomery and Jersey Avenue

Kiera Colon   Born and raised in Perth Amboy, NJ, Kiera is a third generation

Cynthia Mellon With her family roots in Mexico, Cynthia comes from a long line of

Vivianna “Vivi” León Is the youngest member (14) of the Segunda Quimbamba ensemble. Her goal

Christian Beltran Hails from Jersey City NJ. He is a percussionist who started taking classes

Carlos Cartagena He was born in New York City, raised in the Bronx, and has

Brandon Correa Bradon Correa was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. From the early age