Music & Dance

Hijos de Agueybana

Performance

Hijos de Agueybana

Sunday

3:00PM

Auditorium

Hijos de Agueybana will perform the music and dance of Puerto Rican bomba. Attendees from the earlier bomba workshop will be invited to sit it and fill out the sound of the drums.

Artist bio

The group Hijos de Agueybana directed by Otoqui Reyes consists of eight artists, all committed to preserving their Afro-Caribbean roots. The group has over ten years experience both of performing and offering workshops and courses on the historical and cultural significance of the genre of bomba. They have presented their dance and music to both national and international audiences across the Americas. In the Caribbean the African drum is central to cultural identity creating harmony, solidarity and leadership in both the music itself and the musicians who perform it, helping maintain social structure in communities and villages all over the Island.