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¡Batey Boricua! – Puerto Rican Bomba Community Jam

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 18, 2017

$5-$10 Sliding Scale

Photograph by Marina Romani

Bring barriles, faldas, maracas as we sing and dance 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.



December 10
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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