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Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba!

September 22, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pelham Art Center welcomes internationally-acclaimed performer/educator and Bronx native Jose Ortiz, a.k.a. Dr. Drum, to lead the community in a Bomba music celebration. Bomba is an African-derived music and dance tradition developed in Puerto Rico. With call-and-response singing, drumming and dance, BombaYo will kindle the joy of this Afro-Puerto Rican art form and ignite the ancestral rhythms of Bomba. Performance is followed by hands-on art workshop highlighting Afro-Puerto Rican culture.

This event is presented in conjunction with the Pelham Art Center exhibition IN/FLUX (Sep. 20-Nov. 3).

The Pelham Art Center Folk Arts Series was started in 2008 as a part of the Art Center’s mission to strengthen community by providing public access to see, study, and experience the arts. Throughout the year, Pelham Art Center offers hosts free weekend Folk Arts events that celebrate cultures from around the globe, allowing area residents to learn about and appreciate the diversity of traditions both within the community and throughout the world.