Bomba and Plena – The Drum Music of Puerto Rico

Come discover the two signature genres of Puerto Rican music: the bomba which originated among enslaved Africans, and the plena, a music that developed in coastal urban centers.  This program will feature the celebrated percussion and dance ensemble Segunda Quimbamba demonstrating the origins and structure of both percussion-driven musical traditions, bringing history to life with its performance.

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Centennial Hall

This program, and all programs of Hispanic Heritage Celebration 2016, are free and open to the public.

For additional information, please call La Sala Hispanoamericana at 973-733-7772, or email