Welcome to BombaYo
BombaYo ignites the ancestral rhythms
of Bomba, an African derived music and dance tradition developed in Puerto Rico. The synergy of call and response singing,
drumming and dance provide the foundation for a dynamic interplay between the solo drummer and dancer. BombaYo
stirs the soul in a way that only music and dance can to uplift and celebrate our deeper humanity.
creates an intergenerational and participatory experience that honors people of all ages and abilities. In the spirit of Sankofa-looking
to your past for a better future, BombaYo members draw from the bomba tradition to enrich their
lives and embrace their cultural legacy.
Through workshops, cultural presentations, performances and
partnerships, BombaYo engages communities throughout NYC
area to raise awareness of Afro Puerto Rican culture and to connect Bomba to the
vast traditions of the African Diaspora.
BombaYo has presented and performed
to diverse audiences at numerous schools, community based organizations, conferences, concert halls and festivals across NYC
and the Tri State region. The group recently presented at Lincoln Center's Meet the Artist program. BombaYo has shared their
musical talents with family folk musican, Dan Zanes; and recorded an inspiring rendition of Our Deepest Fear (Marianne Williamson)
with Corbin Bleu and Afro Rican jazz artist, William Cepeda on a track from the album Dare To Go Beyond, produced by Revolución
Latina. In 2011, BombaYo received the prestigious Union Square Art Award for promoting social change through arts.