RESOURCE:

Bomba Drum

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 9/19/2009

This is a miniature version of the barril de bomba, the kind of drum used in performances of the Afro-Puerto Rican musical tradition known as bomba. While bomba can be used as the generic name for a number of rhythms, its real meaning is about the encounter and creative relationship between dancers, percussionists, and singers. Bomba is a community affair that still thrives in its traditional centers of Loíza, Santurce, Mayagüez, Ponce, and New York City.

From the Teodoro Vidal Collection


National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

World History Standards (Grades 5-12)

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