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  • Melanie Maldonado


Puerto Rican traditional music and dance genre. This creole music and dance was practiced on plantations and in free Black communities throughout the coastal regions of the island, by some accounts, as early as the 17th century. Bomba is African-derived music that has deep roots in Congolese, West African, and Afro-French cultural expressions and European (colonial) dances. Song structures, or ...

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