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January 27, 2012

Newspaper Of The People

Dick explores traditional plena music with saxophonist Miguel Zenon, who has been hearing and playing it his whole life in Puerto Rico and New York City. He says people gather on street corners with hand held drums, like tambourines, and they make up songs with the latest neighborhood news. Miguel has studied the music and interviewed some of the keepers of the tradition, and he fuses that with his other love, jazz.

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