¡Bambulaé seá allá!
Commission of a bomba batey in Piñones for my bomba teacher Barbara Liz Ortiz of the Escuela de Bomba y Plena Tata Cepeda in Kissimmee. Barbara dances bomba as her brother and husband play the barriles and her mother, Tata Cepeda, sings.
Tata Cepeda is the founder of la Escuela de Bomba y Plena Doña Caridad Brenes de Cepeda in San Juan, PR, and is the granddaughter of Don Rafael Cepeda, patriarch of the bomba and plena, and Doña Caridad Brenes de Cepeda, a great bomba dancer, choreographer and costume designer and pioneer for changing the way women engaged in bomba dances. The family continues to carry on his legacy as Afro-Puerto Rican folk music ambassadors.
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