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Plena Is Work, Plena Is Song

PBS Premiere: June 25, 1991


"Plena" is in Puerto Rico what the blues are in the U.S.: a musical expression abounding with romance, daily news and personal sagas. As the Puerto Rican community grows on the mainland, the infectious rhythms of Puerto Rico's most original contribution to Caribbean urban music are celebrated with gusto.

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Plena Is Work, Plena Is Song

Premiere Date: June 25, 1991

Filmmaker: Pedro Rivera, Susan Zeig

Press: Press Release


Pedro Rivera, Susan Zeig
Pedro Rivera, Susan Zeig

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