About 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. 

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 creates an intergenerational and participatory experience that honors people of all ages and abilities.

BombaYo stirs the soul in a way that only music and dance can to uplift and celebrate our deeper humanity.