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Reviving a Fabled Latin Beat in the Bronx

The city’s current economic mess has been prompting some scary memories about the 1970s, when Fun City gave way to Done City and its dirty streets, grimy subways, abandoned buildings and free-for-alls on the street.

But there are also two little words from that era will make some hearts beat faster for all the right reasons: Grupo Folklorico.

This Saturday, the 15-piece Latin band that recorded two albums and played a few gigs in the mid-1970s before passing into fabled memory, are reuniting for a concert at the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture.
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