Brooklyn Family Bombazo!
A celebration for the bilingual children’s album Que vengan los niños. The family program will share and celebrate Afro Puerto Rican culture through singing, dancing and drumming. The program will begin with an exploration of the bilingual picture book, When Julia Danced Bomba / Cuando Julia bailaba bomba by Dr. Raquel Ortiz. Then participants will learn basic bomba rhythms, song and dance moves.
The program will end with participants listening to, singing and dancing to songs from Que vengan los niños, an Afro-Puerto Rican bomba album for children which includes songs that are sung in Spanish, English, and also bilingual. The album, created in collaboration with William Cepeda, a four-time Grammy-nominated Latin Jazz legend, composer, and educator, contains 12 songs ranging in topics from the beauty of the island of Puerto Rico to animals, bomba music, and Boricua pride in the USA, and incorporate traditional Latin American children’s songs. Four songs are inspired by Raquel M. Ortiz’s children’s picture books and theater productions.