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Bomba is family! Melanie Maldonado, founder of PROPA and organizer of the Bomba Research Conference with her children at a backyard bombazo held in Carolina, Puerto Rico the first night of the 5th Bomba Research Conference.

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Melanie Maldonado, founder of Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts (PROPA) and organizer of the Bomba Research Conference on day 1 of the 5th BRC.

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Participants of the 5th Bomba Research Conference stopping for photos with Eugenia Ivelisse Rivera, director of the Fundación Ismael Rivera and sister of Ismael Rivera.

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Mural seen on Calle Calma neighborhood walking tour of the 5th Bomba Research Conference.

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PROPA founder and 5th Bomba Research Conference organizer Melanie Maldonado with Doña Ana Rodríguez and Doña Carmen Cora, panelists who shared eyewitness accounts and stories from historic bomba of the mid-early 20th Century.

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Doña Ana Rodríguez, a member of the "Panel de Testigos Oculares & Descendientes de la Bomba Antigua" shares a song with the participants of the 5th Bomba Research Conference.

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5th Bomba Research Conference organizer Melanie Maldonado highlights the importance of sharing the stories of the elders in the community, as they are the ones with the closest experience to historical forms and practices of bomba and other folkloric…

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Panelists in the discussion about witnessing historic bomba of the early 20th century shared their stories and experiences, some passed down from their own ancestors with the participants of the 5th Bomba Research Conference.

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5th Bomba Research Conference organizer Melanie Maldonado moderating the "Panel de Testigos Oculares & Descendientes de la Bomba Antigua" in Arroyo, Puerto Rico.

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The "Panel de Testigos Oculares & Descendientes de la Bomba Antigua" featured elders from the communities of Arroyo and Guayama who witnessed or or had ancestors who participated in the bomba of the early 20th century. Panelists shared their stories…

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"Panel de testigos oculares y descendientes de la bomba antigua" (Panel of eyewitnesses and descendants of historic bomba from the early 20th century) being welcomed at the 5th Bomba Research Conference in Arroyo, Puerto Rico by conference founder…

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Displaying petticoats (or enaguas), one of the most important components of dress of the women who danced bomba in the early to mid 1900's.

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Melanie Maldonado shares research on historic clothing and exhibits the petticoats (or enaguas) of Doña Luz María Rosado Villodas, a bombera from a historic family in Guayama. Melanie spoke about the most important objects worn by women who danced…

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Bomba Research Conference founder and organizer Melanie Maldonado exhibits some of the petticoats worn by Doña Luz María Rosada Villodas, a bombera from a historic family in Guayama, and talks about the older styles of dress worn in the period being…

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In 2015, the town of Arroyo welcomed the 5th Bomba Research Conference with open arms. In this photo, the mayor of Arroyo presents a mayoral proclamation to Melanie Maldonado and the Puerto Rican Organization for the Performing Arts (PROPA) at the…

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Don Miguel Flores Lopez & Melanie Maldonado dancing old style bomba dance from Guayama, Puerto Rico.

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Don Miguel Flores Lopez and Melanie Maldonado dancing an old style of bomba dance from Guayama at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores. A video of this dance can be seen at this link: https://youtu.be/zqGMpXmDDsI?t=363

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Don Miguel Flores Lopez and Melanie Maldonado dancing before the drum in the plaza of Juncos, Puerto Rico at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores.
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