The dancer enters the Batey to stroll around, showing off, mark their territory and space. The wife realizes her husband is cheating on her with the dancer and decides to teach her a lesson on the dance floor. On the other hand, the Buleador Barrel is made larger and wider so that the sound is grave. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Bomba is both a traditional dance and musical style of Puerto Rico. After a few years songwriter Rafael Cortijo introduced bomba to the Concert Halls by arranging it with brass instruments and more simple rhythm patterns, today bomba can be found anywhere on the island and in fusion with different styles like Jazz or Salsa music.
Abril. Age: 30.
Bomba also is composed by three or more singers and a solo singer, the singing has a dynamic similar to those of "Son" where the lead singer sings a chorus and the other respond, and in between choruses the lead singer will improvise a verse.
Madeline. Age: 29.
Bomba (Puerto Rico)
We must defend, respect and share our culture, so that it can remain alive forever and we never lose our identity. The most well-known traditional players are the Cepeda Family who have been playing Bomba for generations and the Ayala family, who are a family with a tradition of arts and crafts as well as Bomba music. Landowners allowed the slaves to play Bomba when they wanted and those few times, they led them because that was how they could "forget" that they were enslaved and heal their pains.