I am now learning about the bomba which is an Afro Puerto Rican tradition where dancers challenge the drummer. It is important to gain the connection and to never lose the connection. The drums are getting louder and louder, and everyone is starting to clap and sway. It is great seeing people and especially women of all ages and ethnicities gathering together and uniting through dance, especially on such a beautiful day. This by far is my favorite part of the event because of the participation from many people. I can tell everyone is much more excited and feeling confident in their own skin which is what so much of this event is about. The dancers are making music with the bomba and they are connected with everything that is happening here. While I was dancing I was feeding off of everyone’s energy, truly connecting with them and getting in touch with the afro puertican dance. This has definitely got me more excited for my upcoming trip to Puerto Rico next week!
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