A collection of analogue instruments like maracas and hand drums

Ethnobotany of Caribbean Music: Roots, Rhythms, and Resilience—La Bomba

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

3:30 p.m. | At the Garden

This interactive workshop offers a brief introduction on the role of plants in making Caribbean Music. After tracing the history of materials, sounds, and rhythms, from the earliest written accounts of Indigenous Areito ceremonies to modern Afro-Puerto Rican bomba performances in the batey, participants will engage in an interactive music and dance demonstration—which will culminating in a freeform drum circle jam session.