bomba puertorriqueña - santurce, puerto rico

Finally both photos and videos are up. This, my friends, is the most badass dance you'll see if you ever visit Puerto Rico. Bomba is a traditional music- and dance style in Puerto Rico, also one of my favorites (okay who am I kidding really, I love all of them).

"Bomba is a musical expression created in Puerto Rico at the end of the 17th century, by West Africans and their descendants who worked the colonial sugar plantations along the coast of Puerto Rico. Through fiery drum rhythms and improvised dance, the cane workers released feelings of anger, resistance, and sadness about their condition."
You can read more here, also if you find yourself in Santurce (San Juan, Puerto Rico) you should totally check Santurce de Bomba y Plena out.

Missing my island, can't wait to go back <3