Last Saturday Aguacero, an Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba music and dance group, gave an incredible performance in the theater. Lively rhythms from the drums and percussion drove the performance as dancers gave fiery improvisations to the beats.
It was really cool to see this interplay between the drummers and dancers. Dancers called for beats and accents with a flip of the hands or a turn of the hips. It all made for a very exciting performance that was great to watch come together.
This performance also featured singing and musical accompaniment by various instruments. Also featured were guests Rico Pabon, Sandra Garcia Rivera and Lina G. Torio.
If you were at the performance, let us know about your experience by leaving a comment. If you’re interested in getting hands on experience with bomba, Héctor Lugo and Shefali Shah hold workshops at La Peña for both adults and youths. For more information go to La Peña’s Classes page or check out the Bomba y Plena Workshop site.
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