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Learn about Puerto Rican bomba instruments, rhythms, and history from one of our youngest bomba historians, educators and leaders, Alex Lasalle. \ \ Limited spaces available.\ \ Bomba drum, conga, djembe or other hand drums suggested.\ \ Sunday, September 19th, 2021\ 1pm to 2pm ET\ DanceFXBG\ 902 Caroline St. \ Fredericksburg, VA\ \ We will follow the CDC and Virginia Department of Health guidelines for indoor events. Be ready to wear a mask.\ \ *Alex LaSalle is a spiritual healer, educator, and a soulful Afro-Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban singer with a near-photographic memory who has mastered hundreds of Bomba songs and who is recognized by elders of the Mayombe spiritual system as being amongst the top interpreters of the Kongo-Cuban mambos de Palo Mayombe. Over the last 28 years he has quickly become one of the leaders of this living spiritual tradition. A gifted singer and percussionist, Alex is the founder and musical director of NYC\'s powerhouse bomba ensemble Alma Moyo. Alex has performed with a wide range of incredible acts like Grupo Folklórico Experimental Nueva Yorquino, he is an integral member of grammy-nominated Los Pleneros de la 21, has performed with William Cepeda\'s Afro-Boricua and many other accomplished music groups. He is adept in rumba, música jibara, Plena, Palo Mayombe, Haitian rara, and a variety of other Afro-Caribbean genres. He is also a teaching artist for Caribbean Cultural Center, Citylore, and a variety of cultural arts education organizations throughout New York City. Alex holds over 25 years experience singing and drumming Afro-Caribbean folkloric music.\ \ Watch this video to learn more about bomba, and our organization Semilla Cultural:\ https://www.facebook.com/centropr/videos/10154527959564827/\ \ For more information, email us: [email protected] and don\'t forget to invite your friends!\ \ Like us: https://www.facebook.com/semillacultural\ Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/semillacultural\ Follow us on
  • Start:September 19, 2021
  • End:September 19, 2021
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  • Where:DanceFXBG, 1145 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States, 22401
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  • Event Type: Other
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