Master Class

Afro Puerto Rican
Drum & Song

with Hector Lugo and Grupo Aguacero

Master Classes & Group Instruction

Afro Puerto Rican Drum & Song

with Hector Lugo & Grupo Aguacero
Sunday, June 2, 1-3pm • Joe Henderson Lab

Non-Members: $35
SFJAZZ Members: $25

This hands-on workshop will focus on four of the most popular Seises de Bomba (Bomba sub-genres) from the Santurce tradition: the sicá, the yubá, the cuembé and the holandés. Participants will learn the basic rhythmic patterns characteristic of each one of these styles, as well as techniques of playing the barriles (barrel drums), cuás (sticks) and maraca (shaker), the traditional instruments of the Puerto Rican Bomba. Participants will also learn one song for each of these seises, exploring the origins, evolution, and significance of Bomba in Puerto Rico’s rich musical culture. Héctor Lugo, musical director of Bay Area-based ensembles Grupo Aguacero and La Mixta Criolla, will lead the workshop. The session will begin a fabulous demonstration of Bomba music and dance by Grupo Aguacero! No previous experience necessary; instruments provided.