-NEW- Kadencia ~ Bomba, Plena, and Salsa (Afro-Puerto Rican Music)


Maurice Sanabria-Ortiz or Maurice “Tito” Sanabria
Moseley, Virginia 23120
Phone: 939-217-7710 or 804-647-7917
E-Mails: msgzion@yahoo.com or maurice@kadencia.net
Web: https://maurice491.wixsite.com/mysite-1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KadenciaPR/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KADENCIAPR
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kadenciapr/


  • Full-Band Concerts/Festivals/Events: $2,000-$3,000 (12-13 musicians)
  • Small Ensemble Concerts/Festivals/Events: $750 - $900 (5-7 musicians)
  • Educational Talks/Lectures/Workshops: $300+

Fees do not include travel expenses or accommodations. Educational programs, workshops, or master classes can be scheduled separately or in conjunction with formal concerts. Prices are subject to negotiation and depend on the type of event, availability of sound equipment, location of the event, and performance duration.


Throughout the year


Professional sound system & some stage lighting (for indoor shows) required. Multimedia projections available for suitable shows and venues. Contact artist for specifics.


Performances, lectures, and workshops are suitable for all ages and can be tailored to its audience.


Kadencia is a 13-piece orchestra comprised of professional musicians that have toured with some of the best local and internationally renowned bands in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. Kadencia also has a smaller ensemble that plays at and supports community events and workshops. This ensemble plays Bomba and Plena in its traditional percussive form. Founded in Puerto Rico by singer-songwriter Maurice Sanabria-Ortiz and percussionist Roberto Candelario, Kadencia was reborn in late 2018, with the help of percussionists Maurice “Tito” Sanabria and Santos Ramirez, and now calls Richmond, Virginia its home base. The band has quickly made an impact in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States through performances that deliver heavy-hitting original music. The band uses Bomba, Plena, and Salsa to promulgate Puerto Rican culture, educate audiences on the Island’s native musical expressions, and make audiences move in ways they never knew possible.

Kadencia's music and sounds pay homage and follow the traditions of Plena from Western Puerto Rico. The lyrics of its songs are narrative in nature and describe various aspects of Puerto Rican society, culture, and traditions. Kadencia's leader utilizes Bomba and Plena's long-rooted storytelling traditions to vividly capture multiple aspects of the Puerto Rican experience on the U.S. territory and on the U.S. mainland.

Kadencia has opened and headlined performances at events such as the Que Pasa? Festival, Richmond’s Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival, Viva RVA Hispanic Music Festival, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, George Washington University, the Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts, the Henrico Theater, the Richmond Performing Arts Alliance, Chesterfield County’s Festival de Música, and the Richmond Folk Festival. The band offers in-person and virtual performances. .

Educational Programs

Kadencia offers in-person and virtual lectures, workshops, and performances on Afro-Puerto Rican music history, instrumentation and rhythms.