Lumi & Dr. Drum Virtual Performance

Lumi & Dr. Drum Virtual Performance

Our festival concludes with a performance by Frank Antonio López AKA “Lumi” with Dr. Drum


"Congo Square (New Orleans) to West Farms Square (The Bronx): Jazz and Blues to Latin and Hip Hop”

This is the theme of our 2020 performing arts festival taking place over three weeks in June. Headline performances and multiple community-art workshops are available online through our website or directly on our YouTube page.

Join us for a compelling hip-hop performance by Frank Antonio López AKA “Lumi” with Dr. Drum (originally shown on June 30).

Watch Performance Here

Lumi and Dr. Drum (originally of the Peace Poets) are musicians that celebrate, examine, and advocate for life through music and poetry. They have helped invigorate the social movements of our time with chants and songs. Hailing from The Bronx and having performed across the world in over 40 countries, they have rocked the mic in prisons, schools, community centers, clubs, rallies, refugee camps, and the blocks they live on. Fortified with the belief that the cypher is the opposite of prison, they are committed to raising up the power of the people to be creative and connected.  

LUMI is a Dominican poet, filmmaker, and educator from the Bronx who has interwoven the knowledge he gained from his BFA earned at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, his years of film experience, and poetry to teach youth throughout New York City, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Ireland, and Singapore, as a facilitator for Tisch Special Programs. For the last decade, he has been the filmmaker in residence at The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), an organization that provides comprehensive, holistic, and long-term support services to youth in Harlem, creating films that highlight an array of issues affecting black and brown youth in NYC, from themes of masculinity to police accountability.

Dr. Drum is presently the co-founder and Musical Director of BombaYo Afro-Puerto Rican Arts’ Project. His work helps members of all ages, cultures, backgrounds, races, and ethnicities develop a strong sense of identity and responsibility through actively exploring their cultural roots. Dr. Drum’s engaging style encourages children and adults to explore their own musicality. He sees this artform as a vehicle for self-discipline, cultural affirmation, and healing. In doing this work, Dr. Drum most importantly seeks to bring awareness and appreciation of the contributions of the African Diaspora in the Americas to the entire world.

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Saturday: 12 - 5 PM
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Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM

DIRECTIONS TO CENTER:  By Train: Take #2 or #5 to West Farms Square/East Tremont. Walk one block east to Bronx Street. By Bus: Take #'s B9, 21, 36, 40, 42, or Q44 to East Tremont and Boston Road. By Car: Take Bruckner Expressway to Sheridan Expressway, and exit at East Tremont Ave. Turn left at the traffic light one block down onto East Tremont. Turn left after one block onto Bronx St. (Cross Bronx Expressway) towards Rosedale Ave, then exit. Turn left onto Rosedale Ave, then take a left onto Tremont Ave. Drive four blocks to West Farms Square.

This program is made possible with support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, including Council Members Eric Dinowitz, Althea Stevens, Kristy Marmorato and the Bronx Delegation. Additional support is from Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Kathy Hochul and the NYS Legislature. Foundation support is from Con Edison: The Power of Giving, The New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund, The Lincoln Fund, and private donors.

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