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Grupo BombAZo

Formed and led by performers Joe Goglia and Samuel Peña, Grupo BombAZo is a collective of Phoenix-based musicians who fell in love with bomba—the rhythms, the songs, the dance, and the community-building. With great care and respect for the bomba traditions and cultures of Puerto Rico, drummers, singers, and dancers come together to create some of the most creative and energetic music ever heard. The drums—the heartbeat of the ensemble—keep the beat and energy alive for singers to profess love, remember the past, and even protest.

Ivelisse “Bombera de Corazón” DiazIvelisse Diaz is the founder of bomba dance school La Escuelita Bombera De Corazon, which has been providing classes to a diverse population in Chicago for a decade. She is also a co-founding member and lead vocalist in Bomba con Buya.

Marién Torres LópezMarién Torres López is a choreographer, percussionist, composer, director, and founder of Taller Tambuyé Inc. (2003) and also of the female bomba group Ausuba (2012). As a percussionist, she has worked with the group Vamo’Andando, which fuses guitar and Peruvian cajón with Puerto Rican bomba.

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  • Location: MIM - Musical Instrument Museum
  • 4725 E Mayo Blvd
  • Phoenix, AZ 85050
  • Time:
    7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Admission: $33.50
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