On October 10th, 2008 students from Mott Hall High School that are participants in our music program, took part in a workshop/performance by Majestad Negra. This is a world wide acclaimed youth Bomba dance troupe from Loiza, Puerto Rico. The students were very engaged by the outstanding performance and participated in the discussion pertaining to the dance steps, history and culture of Bomba (a folkloric art form from Puerto Rico).
The Multicultural Music Group provided this opportunity to coincide with our MME concert series which involved the commission of a symphonic piece utilizing Bomba rhythms. The presentation took place at the Julia de Burgos center in East Harlem (El Barrio). We would like to thank Los Pleneros de la 21 for producing this wonderful show.