“Let’s Make That Drum Talk!” Interview with the Bombazo Dance Company’s Milteri Tucker

Drum: Call n’ Response
Heart & Soul Beat of Mama Afrika…
Asë – Selah

Repeating Islands


In La Respuesta magazine, Gabriel José Maldonado interviews Milteri Tucker, founder and artistic director of the Bombazo Dance Company, which recently performed at the Afro-Latino Festival of New York (held July 10-12). Here are excerpts; make sure to check out the full interview in the link below. [Many thanks to Tato Conrad for sharing this item.]

La Respuesta had the pleasure of interviewing Milteri Tucker, the Founder and Artistic Director of the Bombazo Dance Company [. . .]. We discussed what it means to be not only an Afro-Boricua, but also an educator of the traditional music and dance of ‘Bomba’.

While I may be the last person you would see on the dance floor, there is something truly profound and spiritual about the art form of Bomba. [. . .] Fusing classical, contemporary and social styles of dance, Tucker, along with her diverse staff of performers from areas like…

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