Foto Friday: Puerto Rican Roots Music

Bomba Y Plena

A random Friday night in East Harlem, the band Yerbabuena plays Puerto Rican roots music, Bomba y Plena. Bomba is percussion-based and comes from enslaved Africans on the island in the 17th century. Plena was created from Bomba in the 20th century. Together the sounds make up the soundtrack of the Afro-Puerto Rican experience.


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One Response to “Foto Friday: Puerto Rican Roots Music”

  1. @AbbanBudu says:

    wow, i’ll definitely love to hear a tune like that.

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