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Tito Matos and Puerto Rican Culture Online Forum

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For its third installment of the 2022 Spring Puppet Forum Series, the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will host “Tito Matos and Puerto Rican Culture” with panelists Pedro Adorno, Emmanuel Santana, Mareia Quintero, Luis Beltran on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. ET.
This forum will take place on Zoom (registration required: https://us06web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_9umltk8nQ7uMyY2fgWcR3A) and Facebook Live and will be available afterwards on the Ballard Institute’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
The late Tito Matos, who passed away in January, reinvented the Afro-Puerto Rican singing tradition of plena, and was celebrated in San Juan by a procession that featured music, stilt-dancing, and giant cabesudo portrait masks. This forum will feature Pedro Adorno of the puppet company Agua, Sol y Sereno; Mareia Quintero, a professor cultural studies at the University of Puerto Rico; Emmanuel Santana, a pupil and friend of Tito Matos; and Luis Beltran-Alvarez, a University of Connecticut PhD. student in Political Science. This event is co-sponsored by the El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies.
For more information about this forum and the speakers, visit bimp.uconn.edu/2022/03/30/matos-forum/ or email bimp@uconn.edu.