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Drummers playing the barriles de bomba at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

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Thousands of participants at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores surrounded delegations from dozens of towns to enjoy, share, and participate in the music, song and dance of bomba, a tradition from the island of Puerto Rico. This event was held in the…

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Performing the tradition of "los vejigantes de Puerto Rico" with the delegation from Loíza at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

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Young dancer conversing with the drum at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

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Young drummer playing the barril de bomba in the summer heat of Juncos, Puerto Rico at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores.

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Participants of the 5th Encuentro de Tambores playing, dancing and singing bomba surrounded by a crowd of thousands in the town plaza in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

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Children are encouraged to participate in bombazos from a young age, from the drum to the dance to the song. This child is playing the cuá which accompanies the barriles de bomba in the rhythms.

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Bomba dancer moving to the sound of the barriles de bomba. When in the circle, before the lead drum, the dancer has the creative power of expression, calling on the drummer to respond to their movements with sound.

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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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Bomba singers, dancers and drummers representing the town of Aguada at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

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Bomba drummer at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

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Playing the bomba drums at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores, surrounded by hundreds of participants in the town plaza in Juncos.

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Drummer playing the primo, or lead drum, which interprets the moves of the dancer in sound.

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Drummer playing cuá with the group representing the town of Aguada at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores.

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Drummers playing bomba at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores, completely surrounded by crowds and cameras.

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Drummers and audience at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

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Bomba drummers playing with the group representing the town of Aguada at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores in Juncos, Puerto Rico.

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Singers and lead drummers of the bomba group representing the town of Aguada at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores in Juncos, Puerto Rico posing for a photograph before they begin to play.

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Group of women playing barilles de bomba at the 5th Encuentro de Tambores in Puerto Rico. Drumming is often associated with male musicians, especially on a performance basis, but this is changing in modern society, as seen at this "Meeting of the…
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