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

A member of the group representing Aguada in the 5th Encuentro de Tambores takes time to teach Raíces co-founder and ensemble member Nicole Wines the pattern he plays to accompany the bomba strains. Each town and group has their own variations of…

The cuá is an instrument that accompanies the barriles de bomba. The cuá is actually the sticks used to play on either a barrel or chunk of bamboo and helps keep the basic rhythm of the bomba strains.
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