Donation: $5, $10, $20 Let’s get those donations to Puerto Rico!
You are invited to a very special Puerto Rican community Bombazo jam session in honor of our people in Puerto Rico. As Hurricane Maria has devastated the island at catastrophic levels, the Bay Area Bomba y Plena Workshop community will be singing, dancing and playing music and sending the strongest love to our Boricuas on the island.
ALL PROCEEDS will go directly to Hurricane relief efforts on the ground for the people. Sources include www.mariafund.org.
Bring barriles, faldas, maracas and as we sing to heal during this heavy time not only for Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean, but also Mexico and other countries heavily impacted by climate shifts.
This is a family friendly event and food will be available for sale by Los Cilantros.
Bomba is a traditional form of Puerto Rican music and dance. The central feature of all bomba dancing is its improvisational character. The dancer calls, with her or his moves, for specific accents and figures, piquetes, that the drummer has to execute on the drum. This occurs in the form of a friendly yet fiery competition where each dancer and drummer showcases their skills.
Musically, bomba features the use of the drum and other percussion instruments in combination with an African derived call and response vocal style.
The Batey Boricua community jam is brought to you by The Bomba y Plena Workshop at La Peña.