"El Batey de Bomba"
Music Education Project in La Perla
Musical Director: Dr. William Cepeda (Grammy Winner)
Amount:15+ participants were selected to build Bomba Barrels with a artisan Juan Fuentes, then learn to play them with Maestro John Rivera. Harmonies and dancing to the Bomba rhytms with Maribella Burgos from "El Junte Loiceño" are also taughed.
1. Drums building classes will be given:
Saturdays from 12 noon to 5 pm
Each participant will have a barrel finished by the end of the 10-week program.
2. Bomba dance, and singing.
Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm
At the end of the training program each participant will be able to:
Executive the different rhythms of the drum, maraxa and cua.
Learn and sing traditional Bomba songs and new ones.
Be able to execute basic steps, walks and pickets in different rhythms.