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From the paseo to the marullo, learn a few basic steps of bomba with Afro-Puerto Rican dancer Mar Cruz in Loíza, Puerto Rico. Mar and her sister María represent a new movement of Afro Latinos who are reclaiming their cultural traditions to celebrate Black pride and acknowledge the island’s complex history of racism.
Want to learn how to dance bomba? Here are seven basic moves to get you started:
Abanico doble: 1:20
El cierre: 1:44
La cuatro: 2:00
Carrera para atrás: 2:20
Add in some hand movements:
La limpia: 2:35
Jump into el batey and move to the beat of the drums as Mar leads you through a few fundamental movements of seis corrido style bomba in our latest how-to. ¡A bailar!
If you liked this how-to, watch our full episode with Mar and María Cruz and dive deep into the Afro-diasporic origins of Puerto Rican bomba.
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