Introduction To Bomba - Drum and Dance

About the Program

Learn the Cultural Roots of Puerto Rico through Drum, Dance and Song. 

Bomba – Our 10 week program : 

  • Learn the rudiments of this art form utilizing the Barriles (Afro-Puertorican Drums), the Maraca (Taíno hand gourd) and the Cuá (Drum sticks played on a small barrel).
  • Learn how to speak to the drums using the movements of your body in the form of Piquetes in an expression of free form dancing. 
  • Learn the use of Call and Response (Antiphony) in song to complement the three strains of Bomba known as Sicá, Güembe and Holandes. 

Don’t know how to sing, dance or play a drum, no problem!

Bomba is community, a group celebration of freedom and expression!

Classes to resume in Spring 2022, covid conditions permitting. In the meantime, if you are interested in joining any digital arts programs we hold over this season, or in joining our remote Caribbean Study Group, please fill out the form below.

Raíces reserves all rights of acceptance to the program through the registration process. 

Raices Children’s Community Bomba Group 2009


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To pay by cash, please bring exact change to the first day of class on August 1 and arrive 15 minutes early. If you chose to pay by PayPal we will send a PayPal invoice via email within 24 hours of receiving your registration. PayPal invoices will include a $5 online processing fee.
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