Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mayaguez 2010 Plaza Colon Bomba Dance

Plaza Colon in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico is having wonderful events.  On this night, National Yoga Day was being celebrated.  Earlier there was a karate exhibition, and then a yoga exhibition, but the Bomba and Plena brought the plaza to life.

Bomba is a style of music and dance imported from West Africa during the time of slavery.   These days Bomba is used to celebrate the culture.   The African rhythm is intoxicating.  It was hard keeping my camera still, when the music was hypnotizing me to tap my foot, bob my head and  dance.
The singer is Jamie Perez, a member of the Yagüembé  folklore group from Mayagüez.  She is also director of the group Bomba Urbana and she teaches bomba and dance through the School of Bomba in Mayaguez ( Escuela de Bomba Municipal de Mayaguez).
Also participating were other members from Bomba Urbana, Taller de la Isla, and Colaboración Jibá.
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Mayaguez 2010 Mayaguez Puerto Rico

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