The Institute of Caribbean Studies will present a new book by Ana M. Fabián Maldonado—Tras Talleres cuenta su historia (Ediciones Callejón 2012). The launch will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 6:00pm on Comercio Street in Tras Talleres, Santurce, Puerto Rico.
The launch will be part of the festivities dedicated to the centennial of the founding of the emblematic neighborhood of Tras Talleres. The centennial festivities are dedicated to the musicians Marcos Montañez and DJ Playero (Pedro Torruella). Other events of the evening include a concert by Grupo Atabal and the Luisito Carrión Orchestra.
The centennial celebration will run until Sunday, May 27, and will include live music, crafts, carnival booths, games and other activities for children.
Olga Villa, spokeswoman for the Committee of the Tras Talleres Centennial Celebration recently reiterated the value of the centennial celebration and the importance of “challenging the neglect and marginalization of poor communities, celebrating the neighborhood’s history, development and achievements … and [setting] an example for other communities to rescue their story.”
For more information (in Spanish), see http://www.80grados.net/fiesta-de-pueblo-en-el-centenario-de-tras-talleres/