La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705
OPEN TO ALL LEVELS.
FEE: $15 PER CLASS
INSTRUCTORS: HECTOR LUGO AND SHEFALI SHAH
Join us weekly for a dynamic two hours of Puerto Rican Bomba and also Plena percussion, song and dance. Students engage in the study of percussion and dance techniques, basics, and specific improvisation techniques. Students are also encouraged to research and write songs based on their inspiration from their study of the history of the distinct genres of Bomba and Plena.
Each semester culminates in a showcase where students are also encouraged to create pieces and perform what they are most passionate about from the Workshop. Students also participate in monthly community jams or Bombazos, where they practice skills learned throughout the semester in the Workshop.