Event Recap: Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance Workshop

Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance Workshop Photo Collage
February 5, 2021

On February 5th, in honor of Black History Month, the Yale African American Affinity Group, Future Leaders of Yale, and Yale Latino Networking Group held a family friendly virtual Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba dance workshop that was led by Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental (MCAC), Inc. 125 attendees tuned in to learn about Bomba, the oldest Puerto Rican dance and music style that is rooted in resistance and dates back to the days of slavery.

Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental (MCAC), Inc., is a cultural, arts, and community based organization whose mission is to educate people across Connecticut about Puerto Rico’s rich African-based folklore, music, dance, and other art forms. Their goal is to build and foster racial tolerance, relationships, alliances, and cultural awareness among community groups. MCAC’s group leaders are highly respected cultural workers who have engaged in this art form for decades.

More event photos can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=YaleLatinoGroup&set=a.38131117…