Sound Field

Why Puerto Rican Bomba Music Is Resistance

Season 2 Episode 2 | 10m 57s | Video has closed captioning.

Bomba is an ancient genre of resistance from Puerto Rico created by enslaved people on the island over 400 years ago. Recently, bomba music has been a staple of Black Lives Matter protests calling back to its roots as a music of resilience. Linda Diaz & LA Buckner break down bomba's musical and cultural elements. Ivelisse Diaz teaches Linda about bomba singing, and LA learns bomba drum rhythms.

Aired: 01/07/21

Rating: NR


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