¡Batey Boricua! Puerto Rican Jam Session
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.
ALL PROCEEDS HELP SUPPORT THE BAY AREA BOMBA Y PLENA WORKSHOP AT LA PEÑA!
Bring barriles, faldas and maracas as we sing, play and dance in community!
This is a family friendly event and food will be available for sale by Los Cilantros