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Introduction to Bomba: Dance, Drum & Song Classes

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Join Raíces Cultural Center to move and groove during our 8 week Introduction to Bomba class series this spring. Over the course of 8 weeks we will:

  • 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 Yubá.

This class is intended for adults and for families with older children, with the requirement that a guardian must remain present at all times. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants per session, please sign up early!

This class is outdoors. In case of inclement weather, beginner drum classes will be held in the Environmental Education Center with additional COVID precautions, including required masks and open doors for ventilation.



May 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Optional Donation
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Environmental Education Centre
20 River Rd.
Highland Park, NJ 08904 United States
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