Taller Bombalele was founded in September 2014 by Julia Cepeda (granddaughter of Puerto Rican Bomba Patriarch Don Rafael Cepeda Atiles) and Denise Solis (founder/director of Las Bomberas de la Bahia).
Taller Bombalele strives to promote Afro Puerto Rican roots, music, and dance traditions of Bomba, by teaching its history, dance, music, and songs through classes, lectures, workshops, and Bombazos to continue to preserve and expand this form of expression in community.
Taller Bombalele is also proud to be part of a diverse community in the SF Bay Area and is therefore committed to teaching, learning, and collaboration and in reflection of this community, we welcome our community of different cultural experiences and intergenerational participation. We strive to continually learn, grow and support each other in our learning by lifting up our music and dance tradition as a community that focuses on the collective and a women of color led perspective.
#FirstFridayFiesta at South First Fridays:
The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San José is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses. MACLA stays open late bringing the very best music and dance artists of the Latino diaspora in the Bay Area. Move with us!