Hablando Bomba: HerStories Oral History Project is an artistic tribute to three Afro Puerto Rican women in New York who are tradition bearers of Bomba, a music and dance tradition developed by enslaved Africans in Puerto Rico many centuries ago. This project centers the voices and experiences of elders whose dedication has elevated bomba in NYC and beyond. The project will include oral history recordings, a video montage, and a celebration/public event in November.
Juntos con La Bomba, Part 2 is a 10 part series that explores community building though Bomba, a music and dance tradition developed by enslaved Africans centuries ago. Bomba has helped our communities reconnect as we transition to a post pandemic reality. We more fully understand the need and importance of elevating our cultural traditions and artistic expression. Bomba serves as a bridge that connects us back to Puerto Rico and grounds us in our cultural identity and place in the world. In turn, we are more fully present for ourselves and our healing. The series will culminate in August in a bomba celebration in an outdoor space in Los Sures, WIlliamsburg, Brooklyn.