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BOMBAntillana – From Bomba to Hip Hop
May 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
The Wake Up the Earth Festival and this event have been postponed until Saturday, May 13.
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.
This will be presented outdoors as part of the Wake Up the Earth Festival, where families can attend and participate free of charge. Not only will the audience enjoy a performance by the cast of singers, dancers and musicians from Boston and New York, they also have the opportunity to participate in the dancing and singing within the performance. Join us at the Sun Stage, which is the big stage near the tennis court.
Enjoy the many bands, performers and vendors throughout the Wake Up the Earth Festival from 12:00 – 6:00pm, including this other ArtWeek event.
BOMBAntillana is sponsored in part by the Boston Cultural Council administered through the Mayors Office of Arts & Culture with support from Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as an ArtWeek Performance Grant from Music Drives Us.
About Bomba and Hip Hop: 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.