Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present “Sol of El Barrio: The AfroLatinidad Connection” a celebration of AfroLatinidad history in New York City. Created, hosted and directed by Maria Torres, the event will take place on Sunday, October 3 at 5pm at Theater 555 (555 West 42nd Street @ 11th Avenue).  A donation of $10 is suggested and reservations may be made at

The AfroLatinidad connection is reflected in our ancestors who migrated here to the new generation claiming Latinx. Join us as we explore our culture through dance, poetry, and the spoken word and salute the beautiful facets and kaleidoscope of colors that is our Latin Community.

Participating in this special immersive presentation are Robin De Jesus (The Boys in the Band, In The Heights),  Pierre Jean Gonzalez (Hamilton -Nat’l Tour), Emilio Sosa (Tony nominated Costume Designer/Chair, American Theatre Wing), Anissa Gathers (Celia, The Musical), Julio Agustin (dancer/choreographer), Cedric Leiba, Jr. (actor/singer),Milteri Tucker Bombargo Co., Bianca Medina (dancer), Gabriel Ramirez (poet), Javan Zapata (actor/singer/director), Rogelio Alejandro Castro IIIAngel Vasquez (Senior Policy Advisor & Deputy Political Director at United Federation of Teachers), and The Maria Torres Dance Company, with a special message from Tony® Award winner Karen Olivo (West Side Story).