BOMBAntillana – From Bomba to Hip Hop
Join in the dancing and singing when BOMBAntillana presents A Lady’s Journey from Bomba to Hip Hop, a short musical that explores how identity, achievement, sense of belonging, and self-confidence is all relative to our environment and ancestry. Bomba and Hip Hop are music and dance forms that were created by marginalized communities as vehicles to express pain, happiness and escape from daily struggles. Bomba was created during the 15th/16th centuries by the free and enslaved inhabitants and natives of the Antilles island today known as Puerto Rico. Hip Hip was created in the 20th century by young African American youth living in the Bronx, NYC during the infamous block parties of the era. In both, connections are made through spoken word, call and response songs, music and dance. BOMBAntillana is sponsored in part by the Boston Cultural Council administered through the Mayors Office of Arts & Culture with support from Massachusetts Cultural Council.