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The Raíces Folkloric Ensemble performing the genre of Cuban són at a concert dedicated to the music of the Caribbean at the Reformed Church of Highland Park.

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Demonstrating the bomba tradition, where the dancer's movements are responded to by the lead drummer, who plays the sounds of the dancer's movements.

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The Raíces Folkloric Ensemble performs the Puerto Rican folkloric tradition of bomba in a concert dedicated to folkloric music of the Caribbean.

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The Raíces Folkloric Ensemble performing songs for the Orishas on the batá drums at the Reformed Church of Highland Park.

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Members of the Raíces Folkloric Ensemble in 2017 after a performance at the Reformed Church of Highland Park.

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Black Circle Symphony performing at the Reformed Church of Highland Park

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Segunda Quimbamba performing at the Perth Amboy Ferry Slip on September 14, 2019. Segunda Quimbamba is a Jersey City-based percussion and dance ensemble that performs authentic Bomba and Plena, musical traditions from the island of Puerto Rico.…

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Plenera playing a pandero and singing a plena with Segunda Quimbamba.

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Bombera playing the "barril de bomba" and singing chorus with Segunda Quimbamba.

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Performing with Segunda Quimbamba at the Perth Amboy Ferry Slip.

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In teaching youth the fundamentals of bomba, from the drum to the dance to the songs, Segunda Quimbamba helps to keep the tradition alive and pass it along to future generations.

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In bomba, the lead drum and lead drummer mark the movements made by the dancer, called "piquetes" or "picoteos".

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Nanette Hernandez, cofounder and member of Segunda Quimbamba, performing at the Perth Amboy Ferry Slip as part of the Perth Amboy Artworks summer music series.
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