Bomba Con Buya

Feb 09, 2017, 06:52 PM

There are many people who try to separate the concept of Blackness and Latinidad. A basic history book or pressing play on some of our favorite music can quickly show you that is not true. Today's guest are members of a musical group called Bomba Con Buya based out of Chicago. Bomba music is an Afro-Boricua genre rooted strongly in drum rhythms.

As their website says:  "Bomba con Buya is a Chicago-based ensemble that aims to preserve and advance bomba. Developed during the 18th century among the island's African descendants, bomba is Puerto Rico's oldest surviving music and dance form. Buya means ‘good spirit’ in Taino, the language spoken among the island's indigenous population, and the group strives to embody this idea while sharing the tradition through concerts, workshops, and community engagement. Bomba con Buya released the album Buya Live in 2015."

Bomba Con Buya first went viral with a video of them jamming on the Blue Line (train) in Chicago. They chat with us about the origins of the music, how they got started, and recording their popular video "Candela" in Puerto Rico.

It's a fun episode with a bunch of guests so we hope you enjoy Familia!! 

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Music Credit: Elias O. Sepulveda (Programming, Percussion, Piano, Bass) & Gilbert Arzuaga (Saxophones)

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