(October 13, 2022) Cedarbrook students, faculty, and staff celebrated the end of Hispanic Heritage Month with performances by the Afro-Puerto Rican group Los Bomberos De La Calle on Thursday. The group performed traditional Puerto Rican music and dances with the help of Cedarbrook students and staff.
The group performed two types of music. The first, called Plena, is the traditional folkloric music of Puerto Rico used to tell stories to the town. The second, called Bomba, is one of the most popular forms of folk music on the island and serves as significant evidence of its rich African heritage. In Bomba, the music is created by interpreting the dancer’s movement.
Throughout the performance, students were called on stage to play instruments and dance with the members of Los Bomberos De La Calle. Even Superintendent Dr. Scriven participated in the fun.
You can view photos of the performance here.