Sat, Jun 24, 2023 | 5:00 pm

Mayo Street Arts

Developed in the 16th century, bomba is a traditional genre of music and dance in Borikén (currently known as the island of Puerto Rico). During this exhilarating performance by Bomba de Aquí, you will experience the communication that occurs between the dancer, who sets the beat, and the drummer, who attempts to express, through the drumbeat, the dancer's joy, pride, empowerment, and resilience. The event will also feature a contextualization of the music and dance forms, with a discussion of the mentorship by Sayalí and Bomba De Aquí co-director, Brendalíz Cepeda, from Granby, MA. They will be joined by Kathleen Mundell—an acclaimed Maine folklorist, and facilitator of the Traditional Apprenticeship program.