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Puerto Rico
Bomba and Island Folk

Embark on a rhythmic journey to the vibrant island of Puerto Rico, where the infectious beats and captivating melodies of traditional music create a colorful tapestry of cultural expression. Our music education program invites you to explore the enchanting world of Puerto Rican music, where African, Spanish, and indigenous influences harmonize to form a unique and lively sonic experience. Delve into the intricate techniques of iconic Puerto Rican instruments such as the cuatro, güiro, and bongo under the expert guidance of our passionate music educators, as they unveil the magic of this dynamic musical heritage.


Discover the profound cultural significance and emotive power of Puerto Rican music as you explore genres like bomba, plena, and danza. Our skilled educators will lead you through the soul-stirring melodies that celebrate community, history, and the festive spirit of the island. By mastering the vibrant rhythms, intricate percussion patterns, and spirited vocalizations, you'll be able to capture the essence of Puerto Rican music and transport yourself to the picturesque beaches, lively plazas, and joyful celebrations that have shaped its traditions. Whether you're an aspiring musician eager to explore new cultural horizons or a music enthusiast captivated by the lively sounds of Puerto Rico, our music education program promises an immersive and enlightening experience that will deepen your appreciation for this remarkable musical heritage and inspire your own artistic journey.

Teaching Artists


Alfonso Piacenti



Gerson De La Rosa


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