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Rhythms and Sounds in Puerto Rican Bomba
September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learn about Puerto Rican bomba instruments, rhythms, and history from one of our youngest bomba historians, educators and leaders, Alex Lasalle.
Limited spaces available.
Sunday, September 19th, 2021
1pm to 2pm ET
902 Caroline St.
We will follow the CDC and Virginia Department of Health guidelines for indoor events. Be ready to wear a mask.
*Alex LaSalle is a spiritual healer, educator, and a soulful Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban singer with a near-photographic memory who has mastered hundreds of Bomba songs and who is recognized by elders of the Mayombe spiritual system as being amongst the top interpreters of the Kongo-Cuban mambos de Palo Mayombe. Over the last 28 years he has quickly become one of the leaders of this living spiritual tradition. A gifted singer and percussionist, Alex is the founder and musical director of NYC’s powerhouse bomba ensemble Alma Moyo. Alex has performed with a wide range of incredible acts like Grupo Folklórico Experimental Nueva Yorquino, he is an integral member of grammy-nominated Los Pleneros de la 21, has performed with William Cepeda’s Afro-Boricua and many other accomplished music groups. He is adept in rumba, música jibara, Plena, Palo Mayombe, Haitian rara, and a variety of other Afro-Caribbean genres. He is also a teaching artist for Caribbean Cultural Center, Citylore, and a variety of cultural arts education organizations throughout New York City. Alex holds over 25 years experience singing and drumming Afro-Caribbean folkloric music.
Watch this video to learn more about bomba, and our organization Semilla Cultural:
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