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Dancing before the drums at the backyard bombazo in Carolina, Puerto Rico on the first night of the 5th Bomba Research Conference.

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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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Bomba dancer, Nelissa Andrades, during a bombazo on the beach in San Juan.

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Raúl Ayala, artisan and bombero, playing the barriles de bomba during the fiestas de Santiago Apostól.

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Melissa Hernández Romero, attorney, dancing bomba in Old San Juan. In bomba, the dancer and the lead drummer hold a conversation through music and dance, with the lead drum (or primo) responding to the movements (piquetes or picoteos) of the dancer.

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Family participants in the vejigantes Arts and Family Day event got to try the instruments of bomba and plena and learn how to play a simple bomba rhythm together.

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Flyer for a PROPA sponsored event held in Washington D.C.. Raíces was invited to participate in this community bombazo and fundraiser event for the 4th Bomba Research Conference.

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Raícitas Youth Program participants and their families learn, study and practice the Afropuertorican folkloric tradition of bomba.

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Unknown drummer on the beach at night in San Juan, Puerto Rico playing the barril “bomba drum”.

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Citizen of Loíza Aldea dressed as a “caballero” on the day of Santiago apostol. The caballero is a popular character seen during the festival of Santiago apostal.

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Nellisa Andrades dancing bomba on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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From left to right Francisco G. Gómez and Nicole Wines, Co-Directors of the Raíces Cultural Center and Obanilu Ire at a bombazo on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Barriles “bomba drums” on the beach at night in San Juan. Puerto Rico.

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From left to right, Raúl Ayala and Marcos Peñalosa Pica playing the barrilles (bomba drums) on the day of Santiago apostol in Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico.

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Nicole Wines, Co-Director of the Raíces Cultural Center dancing bomba at the Ayala family home on the day of Santiago apostol.

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Unknown Santero (a person who practices the Yorùbá belief system of Ocha) Ocha is a belief system from Nigeria in West Africa. Its practitioners believe in the forces of nature like the ocean, rivers, lightning and thunder, wind, vegetation and…

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Raúl Ayala and Jesus Cepeda playing the barrilles (bomba drums) in Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico on the day of Santiago apostol.

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In center, Nicole Wines, Co-Director of the Raíces Cultural Center. From left to right unknown drummer, Raúl Ayala, Marcos Ayala Lind and Marcos Peñalosa Pica playing the barrilles (bomba drums) in Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico on the day of Santiago…

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Nellisa Andrades dancing bomba at the Ayala family home in Loíza Aldea on the day of Santiago apostol.

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Raúl Ayala, Jesus Cepeda and unknown drummer playing the barrilles (bomba drums) in Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico on the day of Santiago apostol.

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Raúl Ayala and Jesus Cepeda playing the barrilles (bomba drums) in Loíza Aldea, Puerto Rico on the day of Santiago apostol.

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Jesus Cepeda playing the “primo” lead drum of the bomba ensemble at the Ayala family home in Loíza Aldea on the day of Santiago apostol.
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