Music, Dance, Poetry and Finding Love While Taking Out the Garbage

Professors, students and staff at County College of Morris (CCM) have created a virtual Hispanic Heritage Arts Series, featuring dance, poetry reading, musical performances, a play and more, in celebration of the rich cultural traditions and linguistic diversity of Morris County.
Consisting of five videos, the series is located at Featured are:

Woman and man each playing a guitar outdoors

Professors Carol Hamersma and Victor Keremedjiev playing traditional music from South America and Spain.

Acoustic Guitar Duo
Professors Carol Hamersma and Victor Keremedjiev playing traditional music from South America and Spain in front of the college’s Music Technology Center.

Mariachi Mi Serenata
Featuring Carlos Orozco, Alfredo Urbano, Eduardo Iquira, and Alejandro Correales.

Poetry Reading
Featuring William Gomez, a local resident who performs dramatic readings of Hispanic poems as well as one of his own. He is introduced by Julian Gomes, director of Ideal Cultural.

Woman resting her head on a man's shoulder

County College of Morris students Priscilla Ponzano and Juan Osorio who perform in the one-act play La basura about finding love while taking out the garbage.

La basura
A play about two people who discover love as they take out the garbage, written by Argentina’s Alfredo Zemma and performed by CCM students Juan Osorio and Priscilla Ponzano. Professor James Hart, chair of the Department of Languages and ESL, provides an introduction both in Spanish and English.

Latin Music Styles
Jose Bevia, an internationally respected and award-winning musician and professor of music at CCM, talks in Spanish about different Latin music styles and plays several pieces.

CCM’s Departments of Music, Performing Arts and Music Technologies, Art and Design, Languages and ESL, Campus Life and Special Events, along with the Educational Opportunity Fund, developed the series in collaboration with Morris Arts and The Dover Initiative. The Dover Initiative consists of CCM administrators and business and community leaders focused on advancing opportunities for community residents and economic development.

For more information about CCM’s music, arts, performing arts and cultural programs, visit