Las adventuras de Sofi
Sofi’s Magical Adventure
Sofi’s Magical Adventure is a 25-minute bilingual musical puppet performance based on Raquel M. Ortiz’s bilingual children’s picture book Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural.
Join Sofi exploring public art, imagination, and the Puerto Rican cultural tradition of Carnival as Sofi visits beautiful places on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico and gets to know the carnival character, a vejigante. And, sing-along, in Spanish and English, (and maybe even dance) to bouncy plena music created by four-time Grammy-nominated composer William Cepeda.
The production of Sofi’s Magical Adventure was made possible thanks to a generous 2020 MAEF Cleveland Foundation grant.
Enjoy a sneak peek of the Sofi’s Magical Adventure soundtrack:
Enjoy a peek of Sofi’s Magical Adventure and sing along to “Vejigante mío” / “My Vejigante” with Sofi, the Plenero and the Vejigante Superstar
“La plena nos deja contar” / “Plena Music Tell our Stories” takes you behind the scenes with the Sofi team. We share our communities and beautiful public art in Cleveland and Lorain, Ohio, New York City, Chicago, and San Juan and Loíza, Puerto Rico.
“Vejigante quiere volar” / “Vejigante Wants to Fly” shares three bomba rhythms, celebrates carnival, and spotlights STEAM summer camp students from Esperanza INC (Cleveland, OH) who created puppets and helped with the Sofi’s Magical Adventure script.
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