Arts & Culture


La Cumbre Invites All Latino/a Artists and Arts & Cultural Organizations to join the Latino Artist Directory

Are you a Latino Artist residing in Upstate NY?

Throughout the year, and especially the months leading up to and during Hispanic Heritage Month, we receive requests from local schools, museums, and organizations for lists of Latino artists, musicians and performers. 

Join our directory via this link specific to the Arts and Cultural committee:
1. Join the directory:

View the current directory:
2. View the directory:

You can also submit an event request: 
3. Event request:

La Cumbre can refer these requests directly to local artists and provide opportunities for you and your organization to reach new audiences. 

Benefits: By being listed in the Upstate NY Latino Artists Directory, artists will become a Participating Partner Artist of La Cumbre and eligible to be listed as an artists and/or Latino arts organization to participate in some of La Cumbre events. To qualify, you must be a 50% Latino artist residing in Upstate NY and a Member of La Cumbre for at least three (3) months. Contact us for more detail

Member Post - Sally Ramirez

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Buenos Días, My name is Sally Ramirez and Annette Ramos encouraged me to introduce myself to you.
My guitarist & music historian, Doug Robinson, and I present a program to enlighten members of the mainstream community on the subject of Latino cultural diversity.
Latin and World Music: A Journey in Song celebrates the music and composers of various countries in Latin America, including Brazil, Chile, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and Spain. We share with our listeners the wonderful music of great composers like Baden Powell, Vinicius de Moraes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Violeta Parra, Rafael Hernández and Wilkins Vélez.
We perform this music with all original arrangements and interweave our own personal compositions and experiences into the mix.
We love this amazing music and it is an honor and joy to share it!
Attached are a couple of songs from our new CD in the works, "Mar Y Sal/Sea and Salt" (links are below for apple format).

Contigo by Spanish artist: Rosana and Alfonsina y el Mar by Ariel Ramirez. ¡Qué Disfrúten! Sally


Music is a great way to bring the world together. When we open our eyes to the unique beauty of each and every culture, we see ourselves more clearly.

47th Annual Puerto Rican Festival


Rochester, NY / May 15, 16 – The Puerto Rican Festival officially announces the festival dates for the 47th Annual Puerto Rican Festival.  Join us for three days of live music, food, cultural events, and much more.

Theme: Evolution of our Culture

Dates: August 5th – 7th, 2016

Location: Frontier Field VIP Lot

This year marks the festival’s 47th anniversary and as the longest running ethnic festival in Monroe County, the Puerto Rican Festival board is very proud of the history and legacy this festival has in Rochester, NY. 

This year, the Puerto Rican Festival will feature:

  • Friday August 5th – Bachata Heights & Peña Suazo y La Banda Gorda

  • Saturday August 6th – George Lamond, Charlie Aponte, y J-Alvarez

  • Sunday August 7th – Ismael Miranda

In addition to the headliners expected, we will have many local bands, dance groups, youth boxing, domino tournament, youth performances, children activities, agency fair, amazing food, and introduction of our Miss Puerto Rico of Rochester cultural pageant 2016 Queen and Princess.

Festival hours are as follows:

  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Paid Admission at 2:00 PM)

  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Paid Admission at 2:00 PM)

  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Paid Admission at 12:00 PM)

About the Puerto Rican Festival:

The Puerto Rican Festival was formulated in 1969 for the express purpose of celebrating and recognizing the culture of Puerto Ricans.  Puerto Ricans continue to be one of the largest growing Hispanic populations in New York State.  This growth now makes Monroe County and the City of Rochester home to the second largest population of Hispanics in New York State.

The Puerto Rican Festival Incorporated sponsors a variety of events, which serve to share and celebrate Puerto Rican culture.  The largest event is the Puerto Rican Festival, the longest running cultural festival in the County of Monroe. The festival is an annual three-day event, which averages a daily attendance of 7,000 people of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

Please visit our website for more up to date information about the festival. Thanks so much!

 Contact: Orlando Ortiz, President


Phone: 585-234-7660

Latina Artist, Peggy Martinez Presents


Witness local accomplished Latina artist, Peggy Martinez, as she creates her third Latina Unidas painting while being accompanied by violinist and past recipient of the Young Latina Unidas award, Maria Ramos.

Date: November 12th, 2015 / Time: 11:45am - 1:30pm / Location: Hyatt Regency Rochester 125 East Main Street Rochester , NY 14604

Contact: Presenting Sponsor:

"Latinas Unidas fosters opportunities that will promote unity, cultural identity and the presence of the Latina Woman in the community. Latinas Unidas encourages and motivates women to be proud of themselves and to assume active and positive roles in society" For more details and the latest updates, please click here to visit the website.

Peggy Martinez, Artist