Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bombaso!

It seems to me there's 1000 things happening in Philly this weekend. But if you're in North Philadelphia around Lehigh Avenue, be sure to stop by the 2nd Annual Bomba Competition. But what exactly is Bomba you ask?
Bomba is one of the most famous musical styles of Puerto Rico. Although there is some controversy surrounding its origin, most agree that it is a largely African music. The rhythm and beat are played by a set of hand drums and a maraca. Dance is an integral part of the music: the dancers move their bodies to every beat of the drum, making bomba a very wild and rich dance.
Don't forget to try some of the food at Mis Viejos...it's delicious.
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