Holding on to the Nuyorican Sound

The Nuyorican identity is unique to New York City and echoes the rhythms of funk and salsa music. This culture was born out of a certain time, place, and demographic that is likely to never repeat itself. As the South Bronx faces the pressures of gentrification Bobby Sanabria, a world renowned Latin percussionist, is doing his part to save the sound of an identity that was born there. Gabriela Sierra Alonso reports.


Bobby Sanabria leads his Afro-Cuban Jazz ensemble at the band’s winter concert, entitled “The funk stops here!”