Puerto Rican Folkloric Music: la Bomba y la Plena
Type: Performances / Assembly
Segunda Quimbamba is a cultural gem based in Jersey City. Led by Master Drummer Juan Cartagena and Master Dancer Nanette Hernandez, the band performs and teaches Puerto Rican folkloric music La Bomba and La Plena, honoring their ancestors and heritage through practicing this preservation. The call-and-response music creates a collaborative artistic space in Bomba for the dancer to move to the drums and for a drummer to follow the dancer’s movements with the sound of the drum.
Known as the singing newspaper, Plena songs share stories of current events, played with hand-held drums. One tradition that we offer for students is la Parranda, which is like a form of caroling. Through these celebrations, we cultivate intergenerational musical experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds.
In-person • On-Demand (Prerecorded)
Price & Info
Assembly Price: $1940
Assembly Two-in-a-Row Price: $2900
Travel Fee: $75 per day (virtual and on-demand programs are not charged for travel)
Audience Limit: 300
Program Length: 45 miniutes
Appropriate For Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Arts Appreciation Month
End of Year Celebration
International Drum Month
Music in the Schools Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Dance Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Dance & Movement
Latin American History
AV sound system, 3-4 mics on stands, 3 chairs. They arrive 60 minutes in advance to set up.