To play, promote, and preserve Afro-Puerto Rican music. Our goal is to take our music to every corner and stage. Below is information on our band and what we can do for organizations such as yours. Kadencia is certified by the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture as an authentic performer of Puerto Rican Folk music. Kadencia is also part of the Virginia Commission for the Arts touring directory, and a resident artist at the Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education, in Chesterfield, Virginia.
We believe in the power of music to bring people together and inspire change. Our core values include authenticity, creativity, and community. We are committed to supporting music that is meaningful, relatable, and thought-provoking.
The band originally started in Puerto Rico and released an album, but our lead singer, Maurice Sanabria and his son Maurice "Tito" Sanabria, relocated to Chesterfield, VA in pursuit of professional opportunities. Their desire to conserve and promulgate Afro-Puerto Rican music drove the Sanabria family to start the band in Richmond in August 2018.
Our band plays Plena and Bomba; two Afro-Puerto Rican percussion-heavy rhythms that are infectious. These rhythms are infused and mixed with Afro-Cuban rhythms. Most of our repertoire is original and most of the songs have topics that speak about Puerto Rican society, culture, and history.
This video was directed and edited by Michael Sanabria during the pandemic.(Tampa, FL)
First album EPK, in Puerto Rico directed and edited by Michael Sanabria.
Oye visualizer directed and edited by Michael Sanabria.
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