Recent Posts by Carolyn Gonzalez

Soulsa Sunset Cruise sets sail July 20

As usual, our supporters were ahead of us. They have been asking about this year's sunset cruise on the Bridgeport-Port Jefferson ferry. Well, here is what we know so far. Mark your calendars for July 20, and for the rain date of July 27. Because we love Soul and Salsa, we're calling it the Soulsa…
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Come to City Hall on Monday to fight the new parking meters

Photo: Connecticut Post The problematic new parking meters in Bridgeport's downtown have been a headache for everyone. They automatically photograph your license plate and mail out large fines if the mechanism senses an infraction, which we can tell you from personal experience aren't necessarily warranted. The Connecticut Post has reported that the two council members —…
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Puerto Rican Songbook Workshop Series

MUSIC WORKSHOP SERIES With a generous grant from the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, The Puerto Rican Songbook Music Workshop Series has attracted over 175 participants, engaged 12 local musicians and presenters, created new partnerships between GBLN and local arts venues and re-engaged the Puerto Rican and non-Puerto Rican community on the impact of Puerto…
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Documentary explores lasting influence of Latin Boogaloo

The Bijou is screening a documentary that looks at the rhythmic music that rose from the streets of Spanish Harlem and the Bronx in the 1960s and merged funk, jazz, R&B and Afro-Cuban sounds. And if you mention GBLN when you buy your ticket at the door, you'll get $5 off the ticket price and…
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Saluting Kiley Rodriguez, NVL all-star performer

Kiley Rodriguez, Derby High School senior, excelled in athletics this year. Congratulations to Derby High School senior Kiley Rodriguez for being the Naugatuck Valley League's 2017 Girls Indoor Track Outstanding Performer, Top Senior, and Top Distance Runner. Kiley placed first in all her events: the 1000, 1600, and 3200 meters. She is also the captain…
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Puerto Rican Songbook performance workshops coming up

Our Puerto Rican Songbook concert is coming up (stay tuned for details)! And leading up to that, we offer three free music-and-conversation workshops to give our performance some context. Save the dates for this series of fun and informative free workshops: Saturday, March 4 Typically Puerto Rican – La Musica Tipica de Puerto Rico. Learn…
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