Program Details

Stipend: Yes.
Available: For High School Students.
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays – 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Currently season: Spring 2024 (February – May 2024).

Bomba is the oldest musical genre of Puerto Rico and one of the greatest expressions of Caribbean/African ancestry. It is a powerful and vibrant tradition that has been passed down through generations. Bomba is more than just music; it is a language, a history, and a way of life.

This 10-week apprenticeship program is an opportunity to learn from master bomba musicians and dancers. Apprentices will explore bomba as an artistic language and learn about its history as a movement of resistance and cultural affirmation. Apprentices will also develop and practice percussion and rhythmic skills, and explore dance movements and piquetes from different parts of the Island.

This program is perfect for anyone who is interested in learning more about bomba or who wants to deepen their understanding of this rich and important tradition. Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business and to become part of a vibrant and welcoming community.

Questions? Contact us at info@srbcc.org, to express interest in our apprenticeship programs.
Various opportunities available for youth ages 15-24.